Patrick covered government and politics in South Africa and the Middle East before joining CNSNews.com in 1999. Since then he has launched foreign bureaus for CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com's roster of international stringers.

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September 30, 2016, 4:17 AM EDT
State Department spokesman John Kirby on Thursday rejected as “bogus” accusations by Russian officials that he was inciting terrorism by warning that Moscow’s failure to stop its aggression in Aleppo may lead to terror attacks in Russian cities and Russian troops being shipped home in body bags.
September 30, 2016, 4:10 AM EDT
Over the coming weeks, state authorities across the nation will be responding to requests from hundreds of thousands of Americans living abroad for absentee ballots allowing them to have their say in November’s election.
September 29, 2016, 4:44 AM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry made a fervent case Wednesday for the “landmark” Trans-Pacific Partnership, but left unsaid the fact both Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have voiced opposition to a trade deal that President Obama hopes to make an economic capstone of his presidency.
September 29, 2016, 4:28 AM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry’s threat to stop cooperating with Russia over the Syrian civil war brought a derisive response Wednesday from two Republican senators, who described it as “the one threat the Russians feared most.”
September 28, 2016, 4:43 AM EDT
Although national security policy purportedly was one of three topics in the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Monday night, arguably the world’s most serious crisis this fall of 2016 never got a mention.
September 28, 2016, 4:17 AM EDT
President Obama may let the next president decide how many Syrian refugees to admit during the fast-approaching new fiscal year, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.
September 27, 2016, 4:17 AM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration is caught between allies in Europe and the Arab world as a resolution comes before the U.N.
September 27, 2016, 1:07 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton has experience, but it’s not the kind of experience Americans can afford to have for another four years, Donald Trump said during Monday night's presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York.
September 25, 2016, 10:34 PM EDT
An emergency U.N. Security Council meeting during a week described by a special envoy for Syria as one of the worst in a more than five-year conflict ended with no action Sunday, but did see harsh criticism of Russia in particular by the U.S., British and French ambassadors, who also walked out as the Syrian ambassador began to speak.
September 23, 2016, 4:45 AM EDT
In the context of Syria’s civil war and U.S. policy, the red line notion is most often associated with President Obama’s 2012 assertion that the use of chemical weapons in the conflict would be a “red line for us,” one which he said “would change my calculus
September 23, 2016, 4:23 AM EDT
Rouhani: Post-9/11 Security Policies Gave Rise to ‘Borderless Terrorism’
September 22, 2016, 4:32 AM EDT
On the eve of Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s address to the United Nations, military parades back home Wednesday featured ballistic missiles on a truck draped with a banner threatening to turn a fellow U.N. member state’s cities to “dust.”
September 22, 2016, 4:14 AM EDT
Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Kerry said he was “absolutely confident” that the most ambitious climate deal yet negotiated will enter into force before the next U.N. climate megaconference, which starts in Marrakech, Morocco on November 7 – one day before the U.S. election.
September 21, 2016, 6:27 AM EDT
Americans overall have a slightly more positive view of the United Nations now than they did during President Obama’s first year in office, but the divide between Republicans and Democrats on the subject is the biggest measured by the Pew Research Center since it began asking the question in 1990.
September 21, 2016, 5:53 AM EDT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his delegation walk through the U.N. General Assembly hall in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)(CNSNews.com) – Iranian President Hasan Rouhani should be treated as an international pariah, not an honored guest, former Sen.
September 21, 2016, 5:46 AM EDT
Amid ongoing questions about the administration’s decision to send Iran $1.7 billion – in cash – in settlement of a legal claim early this year, lawmakers on Wednesday will continue to press for answers about a payment many still view as a “ransom” for the release of American prisoners.
September 21, 2016, 5:29 AM EDT
Americans overall have a slightly more positive view of the United Nations now than they did during President Obama’s first year in office, but the divide between Republicans and Democrats on the subject is the biggest measured by the Pew Research Center since it began asking the question in 1990.
September 20, 2016, 4:16 AM EDT
Two days after condemning the U.S. for a coalition airstrike that mistakenly hit Syrian troops rather than ISIS terrorists, Russia was mum Monday after an airstrike – probably by its Assad regime ally – struck an aid convoy in what a top U.N. humanitarian official said could be a war crime.
September 20, 2016, 4:10 AM EDT
The United Nations' human rights chief on Monday doubled down on his criticism of political leaders who are leery of admitting refugees due to security concerns, labeling them “racists and xenophobes” and saying they would face the judgment of humanity.
September 19, 2016, 4:32 AM EDT
On the eve of a week of high-level events at the United Nations, U.S. and Russian diplomats ripped into each other over the weekend after a coalition airstrike targeting ISIS terrorists hit Syrian troops instead.