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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July 20, 2018, 4:42 AM EDT
Putin said at a conference of Russian diplomats at the foreign ministry in Moscow, “we see that there are forces in the United States that are willing to sacrifice Russia-U.S. relations to promote their ambitions amid the domestic political strife in America.”
July 20, 2018, 4:37 AM EDT
As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo prepares to discuss the North Korean denuclearization drive with the U.N. Security Council on Friday, there are growing indications that Pyongyang is egregiously violating oil sanctions – and China and Russia are hampering U.S. efforts to stop it.
July 19, 2018, 4:33 AM EDT
By the time the trial resumes on October 12, the 50-year-old North Carolina native will have been incarcerated for two years and five days in a country that is purportedly a NATO ally.
July 19, 2018, 4:17 AM EDT
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused prominent international human rights groups of resisting U.S. efforts to reform the U.N. Human Rights Council, partly for reasons of self-interest.
July 18, 2018, 5:03 AM EDT
The long-held conventional wisdom that Israel must at some point surrender the Golan Heights to Syria has crashed on the rocks of hard realities in the region, and experts told a congressional panel on Tuesday it’s time for the U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the strategic ridge.
July 18, 2018, 4:33 AM EDT
Four years after a Russian-made surface-to-air missile downed a Malaysian airliner over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine, Moscow marked Tuesday’s anniversary with recycled denials of responsibility and finger-pointing at the authorities in Kiev.
July 17, 2018, 5:15 AM EDT
Former Obama administration officials came out firing in response to President Trump’s press conference comments with Russian President Vladimir Putin, accusing him variously of treasonous behavior, siding with Russia against his own country, “bowing to Putin” and having become a threat to U.S. national interests.
July 17, 2018, 4:16 AM EDT
President Trump’s press conference remarks in Helsinki are drawing fire from Democrats and Republicans at home, but one thing he did not do publicly was announce any concessions or tempering of administration policies that have arguably been tougher on Russia than those of his predecessors.
July 16, 2018, 4:14 AM EDT
Bolton was asked on ABC News’ “This Week” whether Trump plans to offer Putin, as a concession, the withdrawal of U.S. military personnel from Syria – where Russian and Iranian forces are also deployed, in support of President Bashar al-Assad
July 15, 2018, 8:02 PM EDT
Ahead of his first one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, President Trump played down the significance of the closely-watched encounter, saying he was going into the talks “with low expectations” and adding his trademark, “we’ll see.”
July 13, 2018, 4:38 AM EDT
The U.S. should designate the Muslim Brotherhood – or at least some of its factions – for terrorism, experts told a congressional panel on Wednesday, weighing in on a long running debate about the threats posed by the Islamist movement.
July 13, 2018, 4:24 AM EDT
“I think you are losing your culture,” Trump told The Sun in comments published on the day he arrived in Britain on his first presidential visit. “Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist ten or 15 years ago.”
July 12, 2018, 6:05 AM EDT
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immediate predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), led Germany from 1998 to 2005.
July 12, 2018, 6:01 AM EDT
President Trump’s explosive criticism of Germany on the first day of the NATO summit tapped into deep unease in eastern Europe about Moscow’s use of natural gas as a political tool in its disputes with countries once in its orbit.
July 12, 2018, 5:57 AM EDT
U.S. legislation signed into law by the president last August authorizes the federal government to impose sanctions on European companies involved in Nord Stream 2.
July 12, 2018, 4:37 AM EDT
President Trump’s explosive criticism of Germany on the first day of the NATO summit tapped into deep unease in eastern Europe about Moscow’s use of natural gas as a political tool in its disputes with countries once in its orbit.
July 12, 2018, 4:22 AM EDT
President Trump’s explosive criticism of Germany on the first day of the NATO summit tapped into deep unease in eastern Europe about Moscow’s use of natural gas as a political tool in its disputes with countries once in its orbit.
July 12, 2018, 4:20 AM EDT
President Trump’s explosive criticism of Germany on the first day of the NATO summit tapped into deep unease in eastern Europe about Moscow’s use of natural gas as a political tool in its disputes with countries once in its orbit.
July 12, 2018, 4:20 AM EDT
President Trump’s explosive criticism of Germany on the first day of the NATO summit tapped into deep unease in eastern Europe about Moscow’s use of natural gas as a political tool in its disputes with countries once in its orbit.
July 11, 2018, 5:12 AM EDT
The U.S. is “urging all nations to carefully examine diplomats in Iranian embassies to ensure their countries’ own security.”