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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March 12, 2019, 4:25 AM EDT
For the third consecutive year, the Trump administration has proposed a budget that cuts spending on foreign affairs, including funding for the United Nations – but congressional Democrats are unimpressed.
March 11, 2019, 4:45 AM EDT
At least eight Americans are among those killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa.
March 11, 2019, 4:31 AM EDT
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on Fox News to fire host Jeanine Pirro – and wants her show’s advertisers boycotted until it does – after Pirro linked Rep. Ilhan Omar’s wearing of a hijab to shari’a (Islamic law), and said that shari’a was “antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.”
March 10, 2019, 9:39 PM EDT
Some Democrats in Congress are alarmed at the leftward lurch their party is taking, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Sunday, commenting in particular on the “Green New Deal” and what he called the “Chicken Little, sky-is-falling approach of the socialist Democrats like [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez and the presidential candidates on the Democrats’ side of the aisle.”
March 8, 2019, 4:26 AM EST
“We still believe this is all achievable within the president’s first term, and that’s the timetable we’re working on,” the official told reporters on background.
March 7, 2019, 7:45 PM EST
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution initially intended to be a response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial statements about Jews – but which was, Republican critics say, “watered down” by Democratic leadership to broadly condemn other forms of bigotry as well.
March 7, 2019, 4:20 AM EST
Russia reserves the right to deploy missiles in any part of the world in response to new U.S. missile deployments once the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty is terminated, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
March 7, 2019, 4:14 AM EST
Rallying in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Muslim, left-wing Jewish and other figures said Wednesday the U.S. was undergoing a time of transition, with criticism of Israel no longer “taboo” or “political suicide” for members of Congress.
March 6, 2019, 4:35 AM EST
A State Department spokesman would not say Tuesday whether a reference by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “Taliban terrorists” reflected a change of policy, at a time when U.S. and Taliban representatives are holding peace talks in Doha.
March 6, 2019, 4:20 AM EST
U.S. special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams on Tuesday dismissed the notion that Washington’s response to the crisis there is not reaping the results it hoped for, pointing to the dramatic shifts that have occurred, and expressing confidence that the Maduro regime will collapse in time.
March 5, 2019, 7:15 PM EST
A collection of Muslim and left-wing groups are rallying around Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), demanding that House Democratic leaders condemn not just anti-Semitism, but “all forms of bigotry” as well as threats to members of Congress.
March 5, 2019, 4:06 AM EST
The Trump administration for the first time paved the way for lawsuits in U.S. federal courts against entities controlled byCuban military intelligence or security forces, for “trafficking” in private property confiscated by the Castro regime decades ago.
March 5, 2019, 3:57 AM EST
She called the issue “complex” but then segued into an attack on U.S. “interventionism” – and special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams.
March 4, 2019, 6:12 PM EST
Amid reports that House Democratic leaders are planning to put forward a resolution responding to comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Jews and Israel, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) suggested that they instead back a resolution on anti-Semitism he has drafted, which among others references both Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) by name.
March 4, 2019, 4:41 AM EST
President Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland on Saturday. (Screen capture: YouTube)
March 4, 2019, 4:29 AM EST
Five months into the fiscal year, the Trump administration has admitted a total of 9,305 refugees into the United States, an admission rate well below the average that could be expected by this stage under the 30,000 ceiling for FY 2019 which it set last fall.
March 3, 2019, 7:02 PM EST
In yet another spat over Muslim lawmakers and anti-Semitism, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) wrangled on Twitter at the weekend with a senior Democratic colleague over remarks insinuating that pro-Israel lawmakers, especially Jewish ones, have dual loyalties to Israel and the U.S.
March 1, 2019, 4:43 AM EST
The Democrats’ “Green New Deal” proposal is praiseworthy but does not go far enough, the U.N.’s “right to food” expert said in an article posted Friday – one day after she was accused of ignoring the severe food crisis in Venezuela.
March 1, 2019, 4:23 AM EST
President Trump expressed support on Thursday for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is accusing the left-wing in his country of trying to topple his government by pressuring judicial authorities to announce corruption charges against him less than six week before a general election.
February 28, 2019, 5:50 PM EST
North Korea is partly disputing President Trump’s version of the cause of Thursday’s collapse of the summit in Hanoi, saying Kim Jong Un had asked for a “partial” easing of sanctions – not a complete lifting, as Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo maintain.