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

March 16, 2017, 11:23 PM EDT
In line with campaign pledges that riled environmental activists and the Obama administration, President Trump is seeking to eliminate funding for global climate programs including the Green Climate Fund, which the White House on Thursday described as “a waste of your money.”
March 16, 2017, 9:35 AM EDT
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, but on Wednesday, he called the shift from President Obama to President Trump “enormously significant and hopeful” when it comes to Iran.
March 16, 2017, 4:24 AM EDT
On the day that the Syrian civil war entered its seventh year, a United Nations body focusing on the Arab world launched a report in neighboring Lebanon charging that Israel is “guilty of the crime of apartheid” in its dealings with the Palestinians.
March 15, 2017, 4:46 AM EDT
At least 64 Americans have been killed in Palestinian terror attacks since 1993, but U.S. authorities up until now have never prosecuted any of the perpetrators in U.S. courts.  
March 15, 2017, 4:40 AM EDT
Almost 16 years later, the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday unsealed an indictment and warrant for the arrest of Ahlam Aref Ahmad al-Tamimi, now 37 years old, who has expressed no remorse for her action. On the contrary, she has boasted publicly that “Allah granted me success” in the attack.
March 14, 2017, 4:42 AM EDT
With the Trump administration looking at ways to reduce U.S. contributions to the United Nations, the approximately $2.4 billion of taxpayers’ money that goes towards peacekeeping missions each year is in the spotlight.
March 14, 2017, 4:00 AM EDT
Amid an ongoing row over Turkish propaganda rallies in European countries, a Turkish party leader is urging ethnic Turks to turn out in large numbers in Wednesday’s elections in the Netherlands, to send a message to those parties that “insult the Turkish nation.”
March 13, 2017, 4:45 AM EDT
A draft U.N. General Assembly “resolution” circulating on social media at the weekend called for some of the world’s most severe human rights abusers to be removed from top U.N. agencies such as the U.N. Human Rights Council.
March 13, 2017, 4:24 AM EDT
In one of the worst diplomatic rows between NATO allies in decades, Turkey’s Islamist president has compared the Dutch government to Nazis after it prevented two Turkish ministers from addressing rallies in the Netherlands in support of the Turkish leader’s attempts to significantly expand his powers.
March 10, 2017, 4:26 AM EST
Israel to Putin: We Can’t Let Iranian-Backed Shi’a Terrorism Replace Sunni Terrorism in Syria
March 10, 2017, 4:15 AM EST
Iran’s provocations in the Persian Gulf and fresh ballistic missile tests indicate that the regime is testing the Trump administration and watching carefully to see whether and how it responds, policy analysts say.
March 9, 2017, 4:29 AM EST
Addressing the world’s largest travel trade fair in Berlin this week, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said that promoting safe travel “does not mean stigmatizing, oppressing or excluding communities and minorities, by building walls or banning people from travelling, which is bending to what terrorists want – to end a free world.”
March 9, 2017, 4:23 AM EST
In fresh criticism of President Trump, the top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday condemned the “vilification of entire groups such as Mexicans and Muslims” in the U.S. and accused the president of trying to “intimidate or undermine journalists and judges.”
March 8, 2017, 4:25 AM EST
China responded testily to the unfolding deployment in South Korea of a U.S.-supplied missile defense system, but the Trump administration pushed back Tuesday, calling the shield a defensive measure against the North Korean threat and hinting that new options against the Stalinist regime may go beyond sanctions.
March 8, 2017, 4:19 AM EST
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has exclusive control over nearly half of the country’s official shipping docks and uses them to evade sanctions, export arms to proxies in violation of international embargoes, and carry out other illicit activities.
March 7, 2017, 4:20 AM EST
President Trump’s new travel executive order issued on Monday maintains the original’s ceiling of 50,000 refugees to be resettled in the United States this fiscal year, meaning that just 12,639 more refugees are set to be admitted over the next seven months.
March 6, 2017, 9:21 PM EST
The Council on American-Islamic Relations on Monday blamed “Islamophobes” and “white supremacists” in the White House for President Trump’s new travel executive order – or what CAIR has dubbed “Muslim ban 2.0.”
March 6, 2017, 4:22 AM EST
Three days after warning the United States that it has taken “the road of horrible death” by holding annual joint military exercises with South Korea, North Korea’s Stalinist regime on fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.
March 5, 2017, 7:26 PM EST
 Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Sunday denied knowledge of any wire-tapping of then-nominee or president-elect Donald Trump – but in an assertion receiving rather less press coverage also stated he had no knowledge of evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
March 3, 2017, 4:31 AM EST
The Pew Research Center, which identifies Islam as the world’s fastest-growing religion, owing to higher fertility rates and the fact Muslims have the youngest median age of all religious groups.