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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August 6, 2019, 4:31 AM EDT
The Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose is in the Gulf region. (Photo: U.K. MoD)
August 6, 2019, 4:18 AM EDT
An employee counts Chinese banknotes at a bank in China’s Jiangsu province. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
August 5, 2019, 5:16 AM EDT
People hold up their phones during a prayer vigil organized by the city, after a shooting left 20 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas, on August 4, 2019. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
August 5, 2019, 5:08 AM EDT
Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters over the Pacific Ocean on Friday. (Photo: DoD/Amber I. Smith)
July 29, 2019, 4:24 AM EDT
The British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan. (Photo: Royal Navy)
July 29, 2019, 4:17 AM EDT
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny addresses demonstrators in Moscow on July 20. He was arrested four days later. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty Images)
July 26, 2019, 4:31 AM EDT
The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay transits the Strait of Hormuz in April. (Photo: U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class Connor Loessin)
July 25, 2019, 11:56 PM EDT
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
July 25, 2019, 4:38 AM EDT
US special envoy Jason Greenblatt attends the launch of a project to improve access to wastewater treatment and water for Palestinian farmers, on October 15, 2017, in the city of Jericho, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
July 25, 2019, 4:26 AM EDT
Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)
July 24, 2019, 4:28 AM EDT
Rep. Ilhan Omar speaks at the Muslim Caucus Collective for Equitable Democracy event in D.C. on Tuesday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
July 23, 2019, 7:52 PM EDT
Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Mich., Ayanna Pressley, Mass., Ilhan Omar, Minn., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) (Adds names of members who voted against the resolution or voted “present.”)
July 23, 2019, 4:35 AM EDT
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in 2016 with leaders from European Union countries, China, Russia, and the United Nations. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
July 23, 2019, 4:25 AM EDT
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet meets with Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro on June 21, 2019. (Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
July 22, 2019, 11:13 PM EDT
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with military commanders. (Photo: Office of the Supreme Leader)
July 22, 2019, 4:25 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Saturday. (Photo: State Department/Ron Przysucha)
July 21, 2019, 8:13 PM EDT
An Iranian helicopter hovers over the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, anchored off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas after its seizure. (Photo by Hasan Shirvani/AFP/Getty Images)
July 19, 2019, 4:33 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the religious freedom ministerial. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Adds State Department comment on background.)
July 18, 2019, 6:17 PM EDT
The U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. (Photo by MCSN Craig Z. Rodarte/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
July 18, 2019, 4:34 AM EDT
President Trump speaks in Greenville, N.C. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)