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.

My Articles

November 22, 2016, 4:20 AM EST
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, one of several reported contenders to be secretary of state in the Trump administration, said Monday it is important for the next president to rescind the Iran nuclear deal soon after taking office.
November 21, 2016, 8:04 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump said Monday that on his first day in office next January he will begin the process of withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a prospective trade deal which has been a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s “rebalance” to Asia, but which Trump while campaigning derided as “horrible.”
November 21, 2016, 4:17 AM EST
In his first two key national security picks, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen two men who are fervent critics of the Iranian regime and the Obama administration’s touted nuclear deal.
November 20, 2016, 7:40 PM EST
President-elect Donald Trump is not proposing a “registry based on a religion,” his incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday, adding that people from countries posing terrorism concerns would be temporarily barred from entry into the U.S. “until a better vetting system is put in place.”
November 18, 2016, 4:18 AM EST
President-elect Donald Trump has offered the key post of national security adviser former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (ret.), the Associated Press reported Thursday, citing an unnamed senior Trump official.
November 17, 2016, 4:26 AM EST
According to the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Rules and Manual, “it is not in order to call the President, or a presumptive major-party nominee for President, a ‘liar’ or accuse such person of ‘lying.’”
November 16, 2016, 5:46 PM EST
Secretary of State John Kerry sought to assure anxious attendees at the U.N. climate megaconference in Morocco Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump will not hit the brakes on Paris climate accord.
November 16, 2016, 4:22 AM EST
Ahead of a major speech Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry to the U.N. climate conference in Morocco, U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon expressed cautious optimism that President-elect Donald Trump will reconsider his opposition to the Paris climate accord.
November 15, 2016, 7:12 PM EST
The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 419-1 to reauthorize for another ten years Iran sanctions legislation due to expire at the end of this year, a move the Obama administration sought to discourage earlier this year.
November 15, 2016, 4:28 AM EST
The United Nations’ top human rights division is beginning to compile an unprecedented blacklist of private companies doing business in territories disputed between Israel and the Palestinians, a move likely to benefit the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign.
November 15, 2016, 1:52 AM EST
The Obama administration has resettled 14,074 Syrian refugees in the United States since the Paris terror attacks a year ago prompted concerns that terrorist groups could exploit refugee admission programs to infiltrate Western countries.
November 14, 2016, 4:23 AM EST
A little over two months before President Obama leaves the White House, Australia’s prime minister has disclosed that the U.S. has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees, mostly from the Middle Eastern region, who are currently housed in offshore detention centers after being prevented from reaching Australia by boat.
November 14, 2016, 4:13 AM EST
Secretary of State John Kerry winged his way Monday from New Zealand to the Middle East on the next leg of what may be his longest trip yet, a journey during which America’s top diplomat will account for roughly 16.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
November 11, 2016, 4:20 AM EST
Asked Thursday about President-elect Donald Trump's threats to tear up the Iran nuclear deal once in office, the European Union official tasked to oversee its implementation said it was not a bilateral agreement but a multilateral one, enshrined in a U.N. Security Council resolution.
November 10, 2016, 4:13 AM EST
It’s not an issue that came up much during the election campaign, but President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem could have significant consequences – if he honors it.
November 9, 2016, 7:12 PM EST
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday congratulated President-elect Donald Trump, and expressed the hope that the 45th president would work to “protect the interests of our people and uphold the values of our country” with the same spirit as has characterized every American presidency.
November 9, 2016, 5:18 PM EST
Muslim men pray at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan.
November 9, 2016, 3:31 AM EST
President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York.
November 9, 2016, 2:13 AM EST
Americans may have been voting in an election watched around the world Tuesday, but at the U.N. in New York it was business as usual, as a key General Assembly body passed nine draft resolutions condemning Israel.
November 9, 2016, 12:48 AM EST
Democrats’ hopes to seize control of the U.S. Senate dimmed on Tuesday night, as one by one key races failed to go their way.