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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July 5, 2019, 4:26 AM EDT
A British Royal Navy ship patrols near the detained supertanker Grace 1 off Gibraltar. (Photo by Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
July 4, 2019, 9:21 PM EDT
President Trump, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper and chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford applaud as military aircraft fly over, during the ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
July 3, 2019, 5:01 AM EDT
A facility north of Kashgar, Xinjiang, believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
July 3, 2019, 4:26 AM EDT
Visitors explore part of the excavated ancient passageway in Jerusalem on Sunday. (Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/AFP/Getty Images) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, and White House Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt during Sunday’s inauguration event. (Photo by Tsafrir Abayov/AFP/Getty Images)
July 2, 2019, 4:31 AM EDT
Smoke rises from the site of Monday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)
July 2, 2019, 4:18 AM EDT
The Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. (Photo by IIPA via Getty Images)
July 1, 2019, 4:31 AM EDT
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
June 30, 2019, 6:53 PM EDT
President Trump and Kim Jong Un step over the line separating the two Koreas on Sunday. (Handout photo by Dong-A Ilbo via Getty Images/Getty Images)
June 28, 2019, 4:39 AM EDT
Afghan journalists at an event in Kabul in support of media freedom. (Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi)
June 28, 2019, 12:17 AM EDT
Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
June 27, 2019, 6:55 PM EDT
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June 27, 2019, 4:52 AM EDT
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), left, and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro during Wednesday’s Democrat debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
June 27, 2019, 4:24 AM EDT
Australian rugby star Israel Folau and his wife, New Zealand netball international Maria Folau. (Photo: izzyfolau/Instagram)
June 27, 2019, 12:31 AM EDT
The candidates mingle on the platform in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
June 26, 2019, 11:38 PM EDT
Sen. Cory Booker makes a point during Wednesday night’s debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
June 26, 2019, 4:48 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Indians Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin//AFP/Getty Images)
June 26, 2019, 4:26 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass, in Kabul on Tuesday. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images)
June 25, 2019, 4:56 AM EDT
The Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria, where among tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict are foreign ISIS fighters and family members. (Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)
June 24, 2019, 8:36 PM EDT
Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif and then-Secretary of State John Kerry, in New York in April 2016. (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
June 24, 2019, 5:44 AM EDT
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a graduation ceremony at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ academy, Imam Hossein University. (Photo: Office of the Supreme Leader)