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 20, 2018, 4:45 AM EDT
The outspoken former bishop of Hong Kong has launched a fresh attack on a proposed agreement between the Vatican and China’s communist government.
March 20, 2018, 4:13 AM EDT
The Pentagon and Seoul’s national defense ministry said in a brief statement that this year’s Foal Eagle/Key Resolve exercises are scheduled to begin on April 1, and will be conducted “at a scale similar to that of the previous years.”
March 19, 2018, 4:31 AM EDT
The 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina, who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, has been incarcerated since late 2016, in a case that prompted personal appeals by President Trump.
March 19, 2018, 4:22 AM EDT
In his first public comment on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, Russian President Vladimir Putin called allegations that Russia was behind the attempted assassination “absolute nonsense.”
March 18, 2018, 6:25 PM EDT
As widely anticipated, Vladimir Putin is set to win another six-year term as president of Russia, but may also be heading for his biggest victory yet.
March 16, 2018, 4:23 AM EDT
Former Democratic Sen. Lieberman expressed enthusiasm Thursday about President Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo to head the State Department, calling the CIA director “tremendously gifted” and a likely ally in the cause for a free Iran.
March 16, 2018, 4:15 AM EDT
“This has no effect at all,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “The election campaign is going according to the schedule, and, naturally, it is a priority for us.”
March 15, 2018, 6:42 AM EDT
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar received a hand-delivered appeal from 18 pro-life leaders in the U.S. urging him to uphold a 35-year-old constitutional amendment that gives equal status to a mother and her unborn child.
March 15, 2018, 4:17 AM EDT
In her first statement as acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, Heather Nauert on Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of the controversial referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea by declaring that “Crimea is Ukraine.”
March 14, 2018, 4:20 AM EDT
Russia is rejecting an ultimatum from Prime Minister Theresa May to provide answers over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter, while warning of retaliation for any British punitive actions that may be taken in response to claims of Russian responsibility.
March 13, 2018, 8:19 PM EDT
Today’s narrative that Trump fired Tillerson over differences on Russia seems at odds with the view held by some Russia experts that the man Trump has named to lead the State Department, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, has historically been firmer on Russia than Tillerson.
March 13, 2018, 4:32 AM EDT
Five days after the White House confirmed that President Trump would accept an invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un, the regime he heads in Pyongyang is maintaining absolute silence on what would be an historic summit.
March 13, 2018, 4:27 AM EDT
Tillerson said the U.S. agrees that those who ordered and carried out the attack “must face appropriately serious consequences.”
March 12, 2018, 8:22 PM EDT
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley warned Monday that the U.S. could take military action against the Assad regime to stop violent attacks on civilians that have only escalated since the Security Council a fortnight ago voted for a 30-day ceasefire.
March 12, 2018, 4:31 AM EDT
Putin ridiculed a suggestion that the U.S. development of ballistic missile defenses stemmed from a post-9/11 reevaluation, telling NBC's Megyn Kelly that that was “an explanation for the housewives watching your program.”
March 12, 2018, 4:20 AM EDT
Iran’s record on protecting embassies is among the world’s worst.
March 9, 2018, 4:18 AM EST
President Trump has accepted an invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un “at a place and time to be determined,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed on Thursday night.
March 8, 2018, 6:58 PM EST
International Women’s Day in Tehran saw reports of police breaking up a protest by a group of women, on the same day as supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei extolled the virtues of covered-up Muslim women in contrast to those in the West, where “the female role model is her nudity.”
March 8, 2018, 4:26 AM EST
Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia, are in a critical condition in hospital after an incident in a small city in southern England early this week.
March 8, 2018, 4:19 AM EST
Kim Jong-un is using an offer of dialogue with the United States as a “temporary device” to buy time as it races towards acquiring deliverable nuclear weapons – “before the end of this year,” former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said Wednesday.