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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February 7, 2019, 4:21 AM EST
Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls Trump ‘Liar-in-Chief,’ Says ‘Most of Us Were Laughing’ at His SOTU Comments on Socialism
February 6, 2019, 4:24 AM EST
President Trump on Tuesday underscored his determination to bring home U.S. troops from Syria and to seek a political settlement in Afghanistan in line with the “new approach” he pledged when campaigning for the White House, declaring that “Great nations do not fight endless wars.”
February 5, 2019, 11:27 PM EST
An enduring image from the 2019 State of the Union address: a bloc of Democratic congresswomen, dressed in “suffragette white,” sitting in stony silence as colleagues cheered President Trump’s request for “Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”
February 5, 2019, 10:16 PM EST
President Trump in his State of the Union address Tuesday night took a swipe at what he called “ridiculous partisan investigations,” saying that they, along with “foolish wars” and “politics,” were the only thing that could stop the “economic miracle” now underway in the United States.
February 5, 2019, 5:46 PM EST
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed in a 77-23 vote legislation strengthening U.S. support for Israel and Jordan, sanctioning the Assad regime in Syria, and enabling state and local governments to divest from any company or fund which boycotts, divests from, or sanctions Israel.
February 5, 2019, 4:30 AM EST
A commentary on the propaganda channel Uriminzokkiri said the Kim regime has taken clear steps that deserve a response.
February 5, 2019, 4:14 AM EST
Politicians in Iraq – where the leading parties are more supportive of Iran than the U.S. – are responding coldly to President Trump’s remark that he wants to keep American troops in Iraq to keep an eye on Iran.
February 4, 2019, 4:23 AM EST
Following the United States’ lead, Russia will suspend participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said at the weekend, giving his defense minister the go-ahead to pursue new land-based intermediate-range missile options.
February 3, 2019, 9:43 PM EST
President Trump has voiced his determination to get America out of “endless wars” like the one in Afghanistan, while making clear he wants to keep a military presence in Iraq, both to keep a watch on Iran and to have troops close at hand in the event terrorist groups rear their heads in the region.
February 1, 2019, 4:38 AM EST
Insisting once again that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog complained this week that attempts – he didn’t say by whom – to pressure the agency on inspections were “counter-productive and extremely harmful.”
February 1, 2019, 1:00 AM EST
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday portrayed the recent partial federal government shutdown as a preemptive response by President Trump and the Republican Party to the arrival in Congress of outspoken freshmen like herself and Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
January 31, 2019, 7:20 PM EST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searching a cucumber-laden tractor trailer at the Nogales crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border at the weekend found and seized the largest shipment of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl in the agency’s history.
January 31, 2019, 4:42 AM EST
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, unrepentant after an international sports federation removed his country’s rights to host an event because it banned Israelis, has branded the country a “criminal state.”
January 31, 2019, 4:30 AM EST
Foreign nationals who enter the United States – even crossing the border unlawfully between ports of entry – have the right to seek asylum, “under international law and any sense of decency,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Wednesday.
January 31, 2019, 4:25 AM EST
Asked by King a “yes or no” question on whether Iran was “currently abiding by the terms of the JCPOA,” Haspel deliberately gave him a more considered response.
January 23, 2019, 4:39 AM EST
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo disputed Tuesday that the U.S. is “isolated on the global stage,” but said others are perhaps not ready to confront problems in the way President Trump is.
January 22, 2019, 10:45 PM EST
Two of the most high-profile – and controversial – House freshmen, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), have been handed seats on the House’s main investigative committee, the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
January 22, 2019, 4:24 AM EST
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) posted a mocking message on Twitter Monday, suggesting the Iranians were “lost” and needed help to find their way home.
January 21, 2019, 7:05 PM EST
Just five days after four American personnel were among 16 people killed in an ISIS suicide bombing in northern Syria, the terrorist group claimed responsibility for another bombing targeting U.S. troops in the same part of the country, although this time no casualties were confirmed.
January 21, 2019, 4:57 AM EST
The left-wing activist group is promoting a petition urging E.U. officials to boycott “Pompeo’s belligerent conference” that now claims more than 3,700 signatories, including European lawmakers and peace activists from the U.S. and other Western nations.