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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.

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'Hell to pay' if terrorists' link to drug cartels isn't checked

Collaboration between Latin American drug cartels and groups such as Iran's Quds Force and the Islamic terror group Hezbollah is growing "far faster than most policymakers in Washington, D.C., choose to admit," a former U.S. intelligence official testified Tuesday. Published February 2, 2012

Children gather around a scorched police truck after an attack at a police station in Kano, Nigeria, last week. Youths overran the police station in the Sheka neighborhood that morning. (Associated Press)

U.S. tries to steady oil-rich, but restive Nigeria

U.S. officials are monitoring developments in Nigeria, where massive protests and a series of bombings by a shadowy Islamist group have rocked the West African nation, a key U.S. oil supplier. Published January 29, 2012

Nigeria Islamist militant sect drawing increased scrutiny

The scene in Nigeria's northern city of Kano unfolded like a script that could only have been written by al Qaeda: Several explosives-laden cars driven by suicide bombers hit multiple police stations with choreographed attacks over the course of a single hour. Published January 29, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a media conference. (Associated Press File)

U.S. lauds EU for embargo on Iranian crude oil

U.S. leaders praised the European Union's embargo on Iranian oil Monday, even though it triggered a jump of more than $1 per barrel in global oil prices and signaled the potential for a rise in U.S. gasoline prices in the weeks ahead. Published January 23, 2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks Jan. 16, 2012, during the South Carolina Republican presidential candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Associated Press)

State Department slams Perry's 'terrorists' comment on Turkey

The State Department said Tuesday it "absolutely and fundamentally" disagrees with Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's remark during Monday's debate in South Carolina that Turkey is "ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists." Published January 17, 2012

**FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Associated Press)

Clinton denies U.S. involvement in death of Iranian nuclear scientist

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton "categorically" denied Wednesday any U.S. involvement in the car bombing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran, the fourth in a series of attacks over the past two years apparently aimed at disrupting Iran's disputed nuclear program. Published January 11, 2012

In a video image made from Iran's IRIB-TV, U.S. citizen Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, accused by Iran of spying for the CIA, sits in Tehran's revolutionary court. An Iranian court has convicted Mr. Hekmati and sentenced him to death, state radio reported Monday. Mr. Hekmati is of Iranian descent and a former Marine. (Associated Press)

Iran: Latin visit, American's death sentence push limits

Tensions between the United States and Iran reached new heights Monday, as Iran's president met with Venezuela's leader amid reports that Tehran has issued a death sentence on a U.S. citizen accused of spying for the CIA. Published January 9, 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Associated Press)

U.S. eyeing Iran leader's Latin America trip

U.S. officials will closely watch the Iranian president's visit to Latin America this week, concerned that he is seeking to forge alliances amid growing international support for U.S.-led sanctions against Iran's nuclear program. Published January 7, 2012

Iraqi security forces inspect a crater created by a car-bomb attack in the neighborhood of Karrada in Baghdad. A series of blasts Thursday morning killed or wounded scores of people in coordinated explosions designed to wreak havoc in the capital. The last U.S. combat troops left the country on Sunday. (Associated Press)

Bombings rock Baghdad and kill scores

U.S. officials condemned Thursday's wave of bombings that killed at least 69 people in Baghdad and fed fears that renewed sectarian violence will fill a security vacuum created by the departure of the last U.S. combat troops from Iraq on Sunday. Published December 22, 2011

In this image made from KRT television, Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's youngest known son and successor, visits the body of senior Kim with top military and Workers' Party officials in a memorial palace in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/KRT)

U.S. takes delicate approach to North Korean succession

U.S. officials treaded carefully Monday in responding to Kim Jong-il's death amid concerns that the North Korean dictator's demise could trigger a succession struggle that would deepen uncertainty over the communist nation's nuclear arsenal. Published December 19, 2011