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

November 1, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT
By large majorities, member-states of the United Nations on Thursday one by one voted down eight draft amendments proposed by the United States, highlighting human rights abuses by Cuba’s communist rulers.
November 1, 2018, 4:31 AM EDT
Islamic radicals in Pakistan threatened to kill judges and urged soldiers to mutiny, calling on supporters to wreak havoc across the country in response to the Supreme Court’s acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for “blaspheming” Mohammed.
November 1, 2018, 4:26 AM EDT
This year’s approach stands in sharp contrast to the Obama administration’s unprecedented decision two years ago to abstain from voting on a U.N. resolution that condemns United States’ policy.
October 31, 2018, 12:51 AM EDT
Nine years after a dispute with fellow farm laborers saw Asia Bibi become the first Pakistani Christian woman to be sentenced to death for blasphemy, the country’s highest court on Wednesday threw out the sentence, in a rare victory for one of the world’s most persecuted Christian minorities.
October 30, 2018, 7:16 PM EDT
Denmark is withdrawing its ambassador and calling for concerted European Union action against the regime in Tehran, after foiling a plot to assassinate an Iranian dissident, the latest in a series of incidents exposing Iranian terror sponsorship in Europe.
October 30, 2018, 4:31 AM EDT
The administration plans to “build tent cities” to accommodate any of the Central American “caravan” migrants who arrive at the border and seek asylum, President Trump said Monday.
October 30, 2018, 4:25 AM EDT
The liberal American Jewish organization J Street sent out an email on Monday, using the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting as a peg to encourage supporters to mobilize against Republicans in next week’s election – and carrying a “Donate” button.
October 29, 2018, 4:33 AM EDT
The deadliest attack on American Jews in U.S. history has prompted critics to charge that President Trump’s rhetoric has created a climate ripe for anti-Semitic violence, yet a recent survey found that citizens of the world’s only Jewish state have higher regard for Trump than those of two dozen other countries polled.
October 26, 2018, 12:05 AM EDT
Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that comments about Mohammed having pedophilic tendencies are not covered by the right to freedom of expression, agreeing with the assessment of courts in Austria that the remarks constituted “an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam which could stir up prejudice and threaten religious peace.”
October 25, 2018, 11:47 PM EDT
President Trump paid tribute Thursday to the U.S. Marines, sailors and soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Beirut 35 years ago, and won sustained applause from gathered families, veterans and commanders by highlighting actions being taken against the regime in Tehran and its terrorist proxy Hezbollah today.
October 25, 2018, 2:23 AM EDT
President Trump on Wednesday night condemned violence and threats of violence following the interception of explosive devices mailed to prominent Democrats, but also spoke more generally about the corrosive tone politics has assumed, alluding among other things to attacks by liberals on Republican lawmakers in public places.
October 25, 2018, 1:16 AM EDT
The United States, whose taxpayers account for some $10 billion a year in contributions to the United Nations system, was criticized at a meeting in New York on Tuesday for being late with its payments, with Cuba leading the charge – and suggesting it should pay more.
October 25, 2018, 1:09 AM EDT
Amid indications that the migrant “caravan” heading through Mexico towards the U.S. may be shrinking, President Trump on Wednesday night expressed confidence that those making the “long hike” would not succeed in their goal.
October 24, 2018, 4:40 AM EDT
Pompeo told reporters at the State Department the U.S. has a message for the column of Central Americans aiming to reach the U.S. southern border.
October 23, 2018, 8:12 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he is seeking answers from U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres over what he called “a childish temper tantrum” by Cuban diplomats, aimed at disrupting a U.S.-sponsored event at the United Nations.
October 23, 2018, 4:29 AM EDT
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday warned Central American migrants who entered Mexico illegally in recent days as part of a U.S.-bound “caravan” that they were unlikely to achieve either the goal of staying in Mexico or of entering the United States.
October 22, 2018, 9:20 PM EDT
Former President Barack Obama told supporters in Las Vegas on Monday they should “remember who started” the economic growth America is recording, suggesting that every time Republican administrations mess things up, Democrats need to pick up the pieces afterwards.
October 22, 2018, 4:19 AM EDT
“We’ve honored the agreement, but Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement,” Trump said. “So we’re going to terminate the agreement.”
October 21, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT
Thousands of Central Americans continue to push through southern Mexico, aiming to reach the distant U.S. border, after efforts by Mexican police to stop them from entering that country met with mixed results.
October 19, 2018, 4:30 AM EDT
A meeting of the global anti-money laundering body in Paris on Friday could have a significant impact on Iran’s financial future as U.S. sanctions tighten, as it decides on whether to remove the regime from a blacklist which makes some foreign investors leery of doing business there.