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

December 4, 2018, 4:29 AM EST
A photo of an Iranian missile launch, posted on an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps website (Photo: Sepahnews)
December 4, 2018, 4:20 AM EST
The families of seven Americans and others incarcerated or missing in Iran urged the international community Monday to apply pressure on the regime to secure their release and to end what they said amounts to hostage-taking.
December 3, 2018, 4:29 AM EST
Weeks before she leaves her post at the U.N., Ambassador Nikki Haley is driving a concerted push to have the world body, for the first time ever, adopt a resolution condemning Hamas by name.
December 3, 2018, 4:18 AM EST
Russian President Vladimir Putin took a dig at America’s military prowess – and filmmaking abilities – at the weekend, calling a movie scenario farfetched because it portrays U.S. military personnel penetrating a Russian naval base.
November 30, 2018, 4:38 AM EST
Gore said that while some people still give Trump loyalty and trust, “the vast majority of Americans, not to mention all around the world, are really kind of – they’ve had it with the constant craziness.”
November 29, 2018, 8:05 PM EST
Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill, who was fired as a CNN contributor on Thursday, had earlier rejected criticism that his endorsement for “a free Palestine, from the river to the sea” amounted to a call for an end to Israel.
November 29, 2018, 2:57 PM EST
Hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis urged U.S. senators not to move ahead with what Pompeo called a “poorly timed” resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the Senate voted 63-37 to advance the measure.
November 29, 2018, 4:18 AM EST
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, asked about the possibility of a 2020 presidential run, said this week he was “not taking anything off the table” and was “going to think about it.”
November 28, 2018, 4:49 AM EST
Asked whether Russia’s aggression should be of concern, Trump said, “I don’t like that aggression. I don't want that aggression at all. Absolutely.”
November 28, 2018, 4:20 AM EST
The U.N. official overseeing a controversial international migration pact up for formal adoption next month drew a distinction Tuesday between what is happening on the U.S.-Mexico border and what the document is designed to deal with.
November 27, 2018, 4:31 AM EST
President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks about Israel “inflame tensions in the region by seemingly calling for war,” Pompeo said in a statement.
November 27, 2018, 4:21 AM EST
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called Russia’s actions an “outrageous violation of sovereign Ukrainian territory,” while Russia’s delegate accused the West of giving Ukraine a blank check to carry out acts of aggression designed to keep the “Kyiv regime” in power.
November 26, 2018, 4:22 AM EST
As Airbnb’s decision to delist hundreds of properties in the territories disputed between Israel and the Palestinians makes waves, the company continues to carry listings located in other areas under dispute around the world, among them Tibet, Western Sahara, Abkhazia and Northern Cyprus.
November 25, 2018, 8:41 PM EST
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said late Sunday he would seek parliamentary approval to impose martial law, characterizing the move not as a declaration of war but as a defensive action in response to a clash between Ukrainian and Russian naval vessels near Russian-occupied Crimea.
November 21, 2018, 1:23 AM EST
For 22 years, female genital mutilation has been a federal crime in the United States, but on Tuesday a judge in Detroit declared the 1996 law to be unconstitutional, dismissing most of the charges faced by two doctors and seven other people – including four victims’ mothers – accused of subjecting at least nine girls through the widely-condemned practice.
November 20, 2018, 9:30 PM EST
Amid deepening alarm at the prospect of a Russian police general being elected on Wednesday to head INTERPOL, the Trump administration on Tuesday threw its public support behind the other candidate in the running, warning that Moscow has abused INTERPOL procedures for political ends.
November 20, 2018, 4:39 AM EST
The Trump administration has been pressing other countries to act against Iran’s “malign” conduct in the region and beyond, but its repudiation of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal has drawn no official support in Europe.
November 20, 2018, 4:25 AM EST
Imran Khan responded to the fresh batch of criticism from the U.S. president with several acerbic tweets of his own, disputing Trump’s assertion that the Pakistanis “don’t do a damn thing for us.”
November 19, 2018, 5:27 AM EST
Although he claimed he had not likened Jews to termites, he also said, “If I said it, you should have said, ‘damn right.’” That comment drew enthusiastic applause.
November 19, 2018, 4:17 AM EST
A top Russian law enforcement official is in line to take the helm of INTERPOL, at a time when the international policing agency is already reeling as a result of another repressive regime’s interference.