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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper's State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He's also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and appeared in a variety publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect Magazine of London, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He's also served as an editor at World Politics Review, written for America's Quarterly and produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University. After a stint at States News Service, he spent five years at The Times from 2001 through 2006, first on the metro desk and later reporting from Iraq, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay, in addition to pursuing special assignments throughout the U.S. He was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel after they met at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Latin America wary of U.S. harder line against Venezuela

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson spent much of his tour of Latin American capitals ratcheting up threats against Venezuela -- warning that Washington may move to shut off purchases of the socialist government's oil and even suggesting that the Trump administration would have no problem with a military coup in Caracas. Published February 7, 2018

Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal talks to media outside the accountability court where Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. A Pakistani court has postponed the indictment of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a week after his children, who are co-defendants in the case, did not appear in court. The court on Monday set Oct. 9 for the indictments against Sharif, his two sons, daughter and son in-law. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Top Pakistani security official says nation critical to Trump's Afghanistan War plan

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The U.S. needs Pakistan if President Trump's war plan for Afghanistan is to have a chance of succeeding, Pakistan's top internal security official said in an interview Tuesday, warning that bad blood between Washington and Islamabad risks triggering an era of instability across the region. Published February 6, 2018

In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, aid workers stand near a convoy of vehicles loaded with food and other supplies organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross, working alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations, makes it's way to the besieged town of Madaya, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Damascus, Syria. Madaya has been blockaded for months by government troops and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Opposition activists and aid groups have reported several deaths from starvation in recent weeks. (AP Photo)

Red Cross official confident U.S. will remain top donor under Trump

A top International Committee of the Red Cross official expressed confidence Thursday that the United States will remain its top donor, saying the organization is working well with the administration despite President Trump's push to dramatically cut the budgets for the State Department and foreign aid. Published February 1, 2018

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani attends the US Qatar Strategic Dialogue at the State Department, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

ISIS remains mortal threat to Middle East, Qatari envoy warns

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Islamic State remains a mortal threat to the region despite its recent battlefield defeats, Qatar's foreign minister warned in an interview Wednesday, cautioning that the terrorist group could rise again if Washington and its Arab allies fail to address the root causes fueling religious extremism. Published January 31, 2018

Tillerson, Mattis praise Qatar despite ongoing rift with Saudis

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Qatar has made "significant progress to improve efforts to combat terrorism," despite ongoing claims by other Arab powers that the tiny Persian Gulf nation backs jihadi groups such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Published January 30, 2018

This April 13, 2016 file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) **FILE**

CIA ramps up counterintel operations amid debate over Chinese penetration

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he's taken aggressive measures over the past year to improve the agency's counterintelligence operations -- an assertion that comes amid heated debate over the scope of China's penetration into the U.S. intelligence community following last week's arrest of a Chinese-American former CIA case officer accused of spying for Beijing. Published January 23, 2018

FILE - In this file image made from undated video of a news bulletin aired by North Korea's KRT on Sept. 3, 2017, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee. Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. NHK deleted its tweet after several minutes, issued a correction and apologized several times on air. (KRT via AP Video, file)

Kim Jong-un may be getting bad intel about Trump's plans, CIA says

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says U.S. spies are wary that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may not be receiving truthful briefings from the circle of regime officials surrounding the dictator on how serious the Trump administration is about neutralizing Pyongyang's nuclear threat by any means necessary. Published January 23, 2018