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

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.
April 9, 2007, 8:32 PM EDT
( - Shortly after House Speaker Rep.
April 6, 2007, 8:18 PM EDT
( - British sailors and marines who were held hostage in Iran for 13 days told a press conference in Devon, England, on Friday that they had been arrested in what were undoubtedly Iraqi waters. "When taken by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, we were well inside Iraqi waters," said Royal Navy Lieut. Felix Carman, 26. He and Royal Marine Capt. Chris Air, 25, accompanied by several others of the detained group, described the Iranians who apprehended the 15 Britons as "deliberately aggressive."
February 19, 2007, 7:18 PM EST
( - The United States and its foreign policies have come under fire at a conference on relations between the U.S.
December 12, 2006, 7:17 PM EST
( - A vote to normalize trade relations with Vietnam -- one of the final acts of the outgoing Congress -- has been hailed by Hanoi's communist government and U.S.
August 25, 2006, 8:17 PM EDT
( - A Chinese court has jailed a legal advocate who drew attention to forced abortions occurring under the country's controversial "one child" policy, after convicting him o
August 10, 2006, 8:23 PM EDT
( - United Kingdom authorities are calling it the biggest security threat since 9/11: Authorities have smashed what they're calling a significant plot to blow up aircraft in flight.Speaking shortly before 5 a.m. Washington time, a Scotland Yard official in London called it an "attempt to commit mass murder on an unimaginable scale."
July 20, 2006, 8:17 PM EDT
( - The Bush administration has decided to extend a waiver that frees it from imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia for religious persecution, although religious freedom advoca
July 18, 2006, 8:17 PM EDT
( - The Arab prisoner that Hizballah wants Israel to release in exchange for two abducted Israeli soldiers, is serving multiple life sentences for killing a four-year-old g
July 14, 2006, 8:17 PM EDT
( - The Iranian-created and funded organization at the center of the unfolding conflict between Israel and Lebanon is considered one of the most dangerous terrorist organiza
April 21, 2006, 8:17 PM EDT
( - Islamic groups and governments are pressing ahead with a campaign to have international organizations take steps, including legal ones, to provide protection for their
March 21, 2006, 7:17 PM EST
( - The plight of an Afghan Christian facing death for converting from Islam is refocusing attention on the new, post-transition constitutions of Afghanistan and Iraq, both
February 27, 2006, 7:17 PM EST
( - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants the world body this week to approve plans for a new U.N. human rights council, but critics say the reform proposal has been watered down to the point where it should be rejected.
February 20, 2006, 7:17 PM EST
(Editor's note: Fixes the number of deaths arising out of the violence linked to the cartoons.) ( - More than two dozen people have been killed in another weekend of Muslim rioting linked to cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed, with the most serious violence occurring in Nigeria, where Christians bore the brunt of Muslim anger.
January 27, 2006, 7:17 PM EST
( - A political row has erupted in India over concerns that the country may lose out on a landmark nuclear cooperation deal with Washington unless it backs a U.S.-European U
December 22, 2005, 7:16 PM EST
( - Germany freed the murderer of a U.S. Navy diver despite personal intervention by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the State Department has confirmed, amid speculation that Berlin let the Hizballah terrorist go as part of a deal to free a German hostage in Iraq.
November 18, 2005, 7:16 PM EST
( - Russian lawmakers are considering legislation that will compel non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to register, thus preventing foreign-funded political activity.