Patrick covered government and politics in South Africa and the Middle East before joining in 1999. Since then he has launched foreign bureaus for in Jerusalem, London and the Pacific Rim. From October 2006 to July 2007, Patrick served as Managing Editor at the organization's world headquarters in Alexandria, Va. Now back in the Pacific Rim, as International Editor he reports on politics, international relations, security, terrorism, ethics and religion, and oversees reporting by's roster of international stringers.

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February 17, 2017, 4:35 AM EST
GOP Lawmakers Want Russia Compelled to Return to Arms-Control Treaty Compliance
February 17, 2017, 4:26 AM EST
Pakistan’s army chief warned there would be “no more restraint” and vowed to avenge the blood of more than 70 people, including dozens of women and children, killed in a suicide bombing in a Sufi shrine in the south of the country on Thursday.
February 16, 2017, 4:28 AM EST
President Trump on Wednesday downplayed a “two-state solution” to the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, a day after the new U.N. secretary-general insisted that there was no alternative if what he called the “mother” of all conflicts across the region was to be resolved.
February 16, 2017, 4:20 AM EST
Sixty percent of the refugees admitted into the United States since a federal judge halted President Trump’s executive order designed to prevent “foreign terrorist entry into the United States” originate from five of the seven countries identified by the administration and its predecessor as most risky.
January 27, 2017, 4:20 AM EST
United Nations staffers have held an unusual protest in Geneva, calling for the resignation of the head of a small but influential U.N. agency dogged by controversy for years. Among other things, he was accused of transferring sensitive U.S.-made computer equipment to North Korea and Iran.
January 26, 2017, 4:28 AM EST
President Trump’s proposed audits of U.S. international funding will reportedly call for a review of development aid to countries that “oppose important United States policies” – a plan that could prove uncomfortable for some of the biggest recipients of U.S. taxpayer dollars.
January 26, 2017, 4:18 AM EST
The United Nations and affiliated agencies, bankrolled by U.S. taxpayers to the tune of $7-$8 billion a year, looks set to be next in President Trump’s crosshairs, as he seeks to rein in an organization whose actions, his ambassador to the world body has charged, are “often at odds with American national interests.”
January 25, 2017, 4:30 AM EST
The largest single contingent, 136-strong, comprises Syrian refugees, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data. Of those, 132 (97 percent) are Muslims, three are Yazidis and one is a Christian.
January 24, 2017, 4:17 AM EST
The International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, two major beneficiaries of U.S. funding, indicated Monday they will give up millions of dollars in funding rather than comply with a newly-reinstated policy that prohibits federal funding for organizations that promote or perform abortions around the world.
January 23, 2017, 4:30 AM EST
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday postponed a vote on a bill to extend Israeli sovereignty over a large Jewish town in disputed territory, in an early sign he does not want to blindside the new Trump administration after a troubled relationship with its predecessor.
January 23, 2017, 4:29 AM EST
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday postponed a vote on a bill to extend Israeli sovereignty over a large Jewish town in disputed territory, in an early sign he does not want to blindside the new Trump administration after a troubled relationship with its predecessor.
January 22, 2017, 6:19 PM EST
Pope Francis told Spanish journalists as President Donald Trump was being sworn in that he would “wait and see” what the new president does in office, cautioning against prejudgment.
January 19, 2017, 11:52 PM EST
Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he was optimistic about the future, telling State Department employees that the women’s, peace and environmental movements half a century ago had achieved change because people “went out and fought for it.”
January 19, 2017, 7:40 PM EST
On the eve of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, North Korea said Thursday it was justified in carrying out an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in response to the “ever more undisguised nuclear war threat” posed by the United States.
January 19, 2017, 4:18 AM EST
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced yet another bill targeting United Nations funding, this time including a special focus on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s heavily anti-Israel agenda.
January 18, 2017, 8:46 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to the U.N. told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday she will “never abstain” when the world body acts against U.S. interests and values. function readyHandler_3557842() {} window.viroolParams = { width: 640, height: 400, key: "9f476eb98f81", ap: 1};
January 18, 2017, 4:17 AM EST
Secretary of State John Kerry, in one of his final public appearances before stepping down, jokingly suggested Tuesday that the Trump administration may only last a year or two.
January 17, 2017, 7:11 PM EST
The State Department on Tuesday announced it has transferred a further $500 million to a U.N.-affiliated global climate change fund whose congressional critics have derided as a ‘slush fund” and “handout to foreign bureaucrats.”
January 17, 2017, 4:29 AM EST
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday played down remarks by President-elect Donald, who warned that other E.U. members may follow Britain and leave the union because “countries want their own identity” and were worried about a refugee influx.
January 16, 2017, 7:38 PM EST
 It was “inappropriate” for President-elect Donald Trump to wade into another country’s politics by criticizing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migrant and refugee policies, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.