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

May 19, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
( - As the U.S.
May 16, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
( - A meeting of Latin American and European leaders beginning Friday could be overshadowed by a dispute between Andean neighbors over Venezuela's alleged links to a Colombi
May 9, 2008, 8:19 PM EDT
( - An American national is due to go on trial in Vietnam next week on terrorism charges, and the case has some U.S.
April 28, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
( - South Korea's new chief nuclear negotiator is scheduled to meet his American counterpart in Washington on Monday, amid continuing fallout over claims of nuclear collaboration between North Korea and Syria.North Korea has yet to react publicly to evidence, presented during intelligence briefings on Capitol Hill last Thursday, indicating that North Korea secretly helped Syria develop a nuclear reactor for military purposes before Israeli warplanes destroyed it last September.
March 28, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
( - It wasn't an April Fool's joke after all: Dutch politician Geert Wilders has posted his short film on the Qur'an online, as promised, before the end of March. Within hours, millions of people had accessed it.
March 27, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
(1st Add: Includes comments from Princeton international law scholar Richard Falk.) ( - The United Nations' Human Rights Council has elected onto a panel of special advisors a left-wing Swiss sociologist with a record of sympathizing with the Castro and Mugabe regimes and criticizing the United States and Israel.
March 17, 2008, 8:18 PM EDT
( - The first church permitted in Qatar held its first Mass on Sunday without incident, following threats by Islamists unhappy about a Christian place of worship in the capi
March 7, 2008, 7:18 PM EST
( - He has been tied to bloody conflicts from the Balkans to Africa to Southeast Asia, but it may be Viktor Bout's willingness to aid Colombia's left-wing FARC that proves t
February 14, 2008, 7:18 PM EST
( - Imad Mughniyah is being hailed as a martyr in Lebanon, where Shi'ites and Sunnis have set aside their political differences to blame Israel for the top Hizballah terrori
February 8, 2008, 7:18 PM EST
( - A call by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams for Britain to adopt parts of Islamic law (shari'a) to help maintain social cohesion has provoked strong reaction.
December 26, 2007, 7:06 PM EST
( -The government of Muslim-majority Malaysia will not renew a Catholic newspaper's license to publish unless it stops using the word "Allah" to denote God.
November 27, 2007, 7:18 PM EST
( - Iran's former intelligence chief, a leading suspect in a 1994 terrorist bombing in Buenos Aires, has responded defiantly to Interpol's decision to place him and five other men on its most-wanted list.
November 6, 2007, 7:18 PM EST
( - Vietnam's communist government, which over the past year achieved its aims of securing normalized trade relations with the U.S.
October 12, 2007, 8:18 PM EDT
( - Teachers in Britain who show their students Al Gore's Oscar-winning climate change documentary must draw attention to inaccuracies in the movie -- or run afoul of a law that bans the promotion of partisan politics at school.
October 4, 2007, 8:18 PM EDT
( - In return for one million tons of heavy fuel oil and steps by the United States and Japan to normalize relations with North Korea, the Stalinist regime has promised to declare all of its nuclear programs and "disable" three facilities by year's end.That's the core of a landmark agreement released by the Chinese government Wednesday, a 700-word document that is striking not only for its contents, but for what is left out.
August 23, 2007, 8:18 PM EDT
( - With Libya at the helm, and Iran, Cuba and Pakistan among the 20 nations participating, a United Nations-convened meeting in Geneva next week will begin to lay the groun
August 7, 2007, 8:18 PM EDT
( - Members of Saudi Arabia's controversial religious police have arrested a Nigerian man who converted to Islam for being alone with a woman he was not married to or relate
May 2, 2007, 8:18 PM EDT
( - A panel that advises the U.S.