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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July 29, 2015, 4:10 AM EDT
The White House did not pursue the nuclear agreement with Iran as an international treaty, because getting U.S. Senate advice and consent for a treaty has “become physically impossible,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers on Tuesday.
July 28, 2015, 10:02 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry conceded on Tuesday that Iran “may” use weapons that it will acquire as a result of restrictions being lifted under the nuclear agreement to kill Americans and Israelis.
July 28, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT
Scolding African leaders who refuse to step down when their constitutional terms end, President Obama said in Ethiopia Tuesday he reckoned he could win a third term if he was permitted to run.
July 28, 2015, 4:39 AM EDT
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday played down lawmakers’ concerns about secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying it was “standard practice” for the IAEA and individual countries not to make such documents public.
July 27, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT
Four days ago Secretary of State John Kerry could not say whether New Zealand supported the Iran nuclear deal. On Monday he welcomed the country’s foreign minister to the State Department, thanking him for “New Zealand’s very strong support of the agreement with Iran.”
July 27, 2015, 12:20 AM EDT
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pushed back gently against President Obama’s promotion of homosexual and lesbian rights on Saturday, saying Kenyans had more pressing concerns to deal with, including health, education and “ensuring inclusivity of women.”
July 26, 2015, 9:42 PM EDT
The Obama administration’s assertion that a key U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution predicates the lifting of arms and ballistic missile restrictions on Iran to Tehran’s willingness simply to come to the negotiating table, is evidently wrong.
July 24, 2015, 2:03 AM EDT
U.S. senators opposed to the Iran nuclear agreement told Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday he had been “fleeced” and “bamboozled” by the Iranians.
July 23, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT
President Obama on Thursday pledged to use his last 18 months in office to work on gun control, calling it “the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied.”
July 23, 2015, 1:44 AM EDT
The Iran nuclear agreement is “fundamentally flawed,” allowing Tehran to use the threat of nuclear escalation to intimidate the West into not using sanctions as an effective tool to enforce Iranian compliance with the deal, lawmakers were told on Wednesday.
July 22, 2015, 8:28 PM EDT
British Prime Minister David Cameron has challenged the notion – aired in recent years by some Obama administration officials – that poverty is driving young people to join terrorist groups like Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
July 22, 2015, 4:47 AM EDT
“I’ve starred, of course, in a lot of science-fiction movies as you know, and let me tell you something, climate change is not science-fiction,” Schwarzenegger said in a recorded message for the meeting. “This is a battle in the real world. It is impacting us right now.”
July 22, 2015, 4:43 AM EDT
Briefing the Iranian parliament Tuesday on the nuclear agreement reached with the U.S. and five other nations, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Iran had achieved its “main objectives” in the negotiations --“maintaining Iran’s dignity and might, establishing the nuclear program, [uranium] enrichment and retaining the heavy-water reactor.”
July 21, 2015, 4:18 AM EDT
Shortly after the U.N. Security Council voted Monday to lift sanctions on Iran as part of a negotiated nuclear agreement, Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. warned that the whole world will pay the price, and said that “when the villain is laughing, you know something is wrong.”
July 21, 2015, 4:16 AM EDT
A key United Nations body on Monday granted official status to a non-governmental organization with alleged links to Hamas, rejecting a bid by Israel, supported by the U.S. and others, to deny it the recognition it sought.
July 20, 2015, 7:46 PM EDT
Asked Monday whether his government envisaged “a political opening in Cuba” occurring as ties with the United States are normalized, Havana’s foreign minister replied bluntly that the “political opening in Cuba happened in the year 1959.”
July 20, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT
Iran has installed thousands of centrifuges at the uranium enrichment plant in Natanz.
July 20, 2015, 4:39 AM EDT
Three days after the Iran nuclear agreement was announced in Vienna, Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday gave interviews to five Sunday talk shows, but none asked him about a puzzling inclusion in the deal of a reference to helping Iran defend its nuclear facilities against “sabotage.”
July 17, 2015, 4:09 AM EDT
Responding to criticism about the administration’s plans to secure a U.N. Security Council resolution enshrining the Iran nuclear agreement before Congress reviews the deal, Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman said Thursday it would have been difficult for the U.S. to tell the world that it “should wait for the United States Congress.”
July 16, 2015, 9:24 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry erroneously suggested Thursday that the commander of Iran’s Qods Force, accused of killing Americans and plotting terror attacks in Washington, is not among Iranians listed in the nuclear agreement as being in line for sanctions relief.