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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 coverage. He has reported from dozens of countries and been a guest on the BBC, CNN, NPR, FOX, C-SPAN and The McLaughlin Group.

A series Mr. Taylor led on the motives and fallout around Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election was recognized with a Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, and a Society for Professional Journalists award. In 2012, he won a Virginia Press Association award for reporting on political, economic and security developments in Mexico.

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

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University and was part of a team who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their reporting on the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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People watch a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (center) and President Trump on Wednesday, Mr. Trump praised China for helping drive North Korea toward denuclearization talks. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

China tries to gauge North Korea nuclear offer

President Trump praised China for helping drive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's toward potential denuclearization talks with Washington, but a cautious Beijing has barely even reacted to reports this week that Mr. Kim is offering to halt all nuclear and missile tests while such negotiations play out. Published March 7, 2018

In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, provided by the North Korean government on March 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, his sister Kim Yo Jong, and Vice Chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol meet members of South Korean delegation headed by National Security Director Chung Eui-yong in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

Trump takes credit for Kim Jong-un's sudden shift on talks

President Trump on Tuesday credited his campaign of maximum pressure -- coupled with "great help" from China -- for driving North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sudden decision to raise the prospect of talks with Washington about his nation's nuclear arsenal and to halt nuclear and missile tests while such negotiations play out. Published March 6, 2018

Trump's 'de-nuke' comment lingers as South Koreans feted by North

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hosted an unprecedented dinner Monday for a delegation of South Korean officials, who are on a rare visit to Pyongyang as part of a growing push to arrange direct talks between North Korea and the United States. Published March 5, 2018

This file photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Monday, May 12, 2014, shows their  leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera. (AP Photo) (Associated Press) ** FILE **

U.S. sharpens focus on ISIS in Asia and Africa

U.S. officials expanded their targeting of the Islamic State beyond its Mideast stomping grounds Tuesday by adding three of the groups' far-flung affiliates -- in the Philippines, Bangladesh and West Africa -- to the State Department's "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" list. Published February 27, 2018

U.S. soldier Adam Elkins, chief warrant officer of 4th Aviation Attack Battalion 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, sits on an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter as he waits for a live-fire drill at a U.S. air base in Gunsan, about 270 km (168 miles) south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 21, 2009.  (AP Photo/Jo Yong-hak, Pool)

Art of the defense deal: Trump aims to dramatically boost U.S. arms exports

The Trump administration is putting the final touches on a plan to dramatically increase American military hardware sales around the world, paving the way for faster and bigger deals with a range of countries from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia that have faced limits and barriers to buying from U.S. defense firms. Published February 20, 2018

In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Trey Gowdy praises Robert Mueller, says Russia probe on right track

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and several companies for interfering in the 2016 election shows Special Counsel Robert Mueller is on the right track. Published February 18, 2018

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the  International Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 during a lunch meeting.  (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Protesters call for Netanyahu to resign over bribery claims

Israeli protesters called Friday for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign amid this week's allegations that he took bribes in the form of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cigars, champagne and jewelry. Published February 16, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attempt to lower the temperature on increasingly heated tensions between the United States and Turkey on Thursday, traveling to Ankara at a moment of clashing military strategies between the two NATO allies in neighboring Syria. (Associated Press)

Rex Tillerson's trip to Turkey aimed at lowering tensions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attempt to lower the temperature on increasingly heated tensions between the United States and Turkey on Thursday, traveling to Ankara at a moment of clashing military strategies between the two NATO allies in neighboring Syria. Published February 14, 2018