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

January 10, 2019, 11:19 PM EST
Turkey’s planned military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria is unrelated to President Trump’s plans to withdraw U.S. forces who have been supporting those fighters and will happen according to Turkey’s own timeline, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
January 10, 2019, 9:09 PM EST
Welcoming his two fellow Muslim newcomers to Congress, Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) on Thursday evening envisioned a future with 30-35 Muslim members serving by 2030, and with Muslims holding posts ranging from committee chairs to the presidency of the United States.
January 10, 2019, 12:49 AM EST
As a U.S. dual citizen sentenced by a Palestinian court to life imprisonment for selling a house to Jews remains behind bars, an Israeli legal advocacy group says it has found virtually no interest in its attempts to alert international human rights groups and European politicians to take up his case.
January 10, 2019, 12:14 AM EST
For the past 13 years, a comprehensive annual report has given Yemen the lowest ranking in the world for gender equality. This week Yemen was handed the vice presidency of the executive board of the United Nations gender equality and women’s empowerment agency, UN Women, for 2019.
January 8, 2019, 4:33 AM EST
Sánchez Cordero said the government was determined to ensure that “legal and orderly” entry takes place.
January 8, 2019, 4:25 AM EST
The Palestinian Legislative Council has been suspended for 12 years, and Mahmoud Abbas’ own four-year mandate as “president of the State of Palestine” expired ten years ago this month, but at the weekend he presented yet another reason why elections should not take place: Jerusalem.
January 7, 2019, 7:15 PM EST
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), a Palestinian-American supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, drew criticism Monday for insinuating that supporters of anti-BDS legislation in the Senate are acting in the interests of Israel rather than the United States.
January 7, 2019, 4:35 AM EST
The long arm of the United States finally caught up on New Year’s Day with an al-Qaeda terrorist centrally involved in the suicide bombing in 2000 of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole. The attack killed of 17 American sailors.
January 7, 2019, 4:24 AM EST
Rashida Tlaib, the new congresswoman from Michigan who last week called President Trump a “motherf****r,” said before the election that she planned to bring her “bullhorn to the floor of Congress.”
January 6, 2019, 5:39 PM EST
National Security Advisor John Bolton, speaking in Jerusalem Sunday about Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, assured Israel of the administration’s unequivocal support for its right to defend itself.
January 4, 2019, 4:29 AM EST
Iran’s supreme leader, has appointed to a key post in the Islamic establishment a hardline cleric sanctioned by the U.S. for human rights abuses and accused by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of financial corruption.
January 4, 2019, 4:22 AM EST
The U.S. and Iran exchanged accusations Thursday about Iranian missile activity, a dispute that once again underscores the consequences of Obama administration decisions in 2015 that eased international pressure on the regime.
January 3, 2019, 4:31 AM EST
Taiwan’s president responded coolly Wednesday to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s declaration that the island democracy “must and will be” united with communist-ruled China – by force if necessary – saying Xi’s stance made clear that Taiwan’s “misgivings” about Beijing are well-founded.
January 3, 2019, 4:21 AM EST
The plight of Issam Aqel has stoked outrage in some quarters, with one U.S.-based Jewish organization saying the U.S. should withhold all aid to the P.A. until it releases him.
January 2, 2019, 2:18 AM EST
On the day after her tenure as ambassador to the U.N. ended, Nikki Haley on Tuesday welcomed the official U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO, describing the U.N. cultural agency as a corrupt and biased “cesspool.”
January 1, 2019, 10:44 PM EST
Kim Jong Un ushered in 2019 underlining a commitment to not manufacture, use or proliferate nuclear weapons, but warned that continuing U.S. sanctions and pressure may compel him to “find a new way” to defend North Korea’s sovereignty.
January 1, 2019, 5:50 PM EST
Taking the helm of the world’s fifth largest country on Tuesday, President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to free Brazil from “corruption, crime, economic irresponsibility and ideological submission” and to respect its “Judeo-Christian tradition.”
December 28, 2018, 12:32 AM EST
Google has evidently taken down a user-generated map depicting the boundaries of the historical Kurdistan region, following demands by the Turkish government after a lawmaker complained the map served as “terrorist propaganda.”