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

February 18, 2019, 4:25 AM EST
As the embattled Maduro regime in Venezuela gathers an alliance to resist what it portrays as a U.S.-led effort to topple it, National Security Advisor John Bolton took a dig at the quality of the governments choosing to side with it.
February 18, 2019, 4:19 AM EST
Former Vice President Joe Biden made headlines at the weekend for telling an audience in Germany that President Trump’s immigration policy was “an embarrassment,” but the criticism did not stop there.
February 17, 2019, 9:10 PM EST
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday spoke in defense of Women’s March national leaders who have taken flak for associating with him, and launched fresh attacks on Jews.
February 15, 2019, 4:35 AM EST
Russia’s foreign ministry on Thursday accused the United States of supplying humanitarian aid to Venezuela, as a pretext for military force against the Maduro regime.
February 15, 2019, 4:19 AM EST
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said late Thursday President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border was an “abuse of executive authority,” motivated by a desire to “'make America white again.”
February 14, 2019, 6:32 PM EST
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and President Hasan Rouhani with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Photo: Office of the Supreme Leader)
February 14, 2019, 4:27 AM EST
A resolution designed to end U.S. military support for the Saudi war in Yemen edged closer to President Trump’s desk – and a possible first veto of his presidency – when it passed the new Democrat-led House Wednesday by a 248-177 vote.
February 14, 2019, 4:20 AM EST
House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday dismissed as “a good soundbite” the notion that the crisis in Venezuela is evidence of the failure of socialism, arguing that Venezuela under Nicolas Maduro is not a socialist state but a “kleptocracy.”
February 13, 2019, 5:00 AM EST
The sums involved are estimated at around $14 billion – far more than the $5.7 billion President Trump requested for a border barrier. Congressional Democrats have opposed the funding, and a $1.375 billion “compromise” deal is now under consideration.
February 13, 2019, 4:25 AM EST
In her tweet, Sarsour listed Omar along with five other high-profile figures who have drawn condemnation over recent months for views critical of Israel, including views seen by some as anti-Semitic.
February 12, 2019, 4:17 AM EST
The U.S. and 50 other nations have recognized Venezuela’s National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó as interim president, but in New York on Monday, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with the leftist regime’s foreign minister, as his office continues to stress its cooperation with “the government of Venezuela.”
February 11, 2019, 6:17 PM EST
The Democratic leadership should go further than condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for comments widely viewed as anti-Semitic and should remove her from her recently-announced House Foreign Affairs Committee assignment, some critics argued on Monday.
February 11, 2019, 4:14 AM EST
Among the council’s members will be the largest number of repressive regimes represented on the HRC in any year since its creation in 2006 – 14 out of the 47 members, or just under 30 percent.
February 11, 2019, 12:49 AM EST
Stoking fresh controversy, Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar on Sunday posted a pair of tweets insinuating that the Jewish lobby pays members of Congress to support Israel, upsetting critics ranging from the American Jewish Committee to Chelsea Clinton.
February 10, 2019, 4:46 PM EST
As the regime in Tehran marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wants Americans to know that “Death to America” doesn’t apply to everyone, just to leaders like President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton.
February 8, 2019, 4:23 AM EST
The United States would like to see Venezuela’s leftist dictator leave the country to help facilitate the transition to democracy there, U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said Thursday, noting that Nicolás Maduro has “friends in places like Cuba and Russia.”
February 7, 2019, 7:45 PM EST
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined freshmen colleagues outside the Capitol on Thursday to call for an end to funding for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, accusing it of “repeatedly and systematically” violating human rights and pursuing a “radical agenda.”
February 7, 2019, 5:46 AM EST
President Trump said on Wednesday he expects the military coalition fighting ISIS to formally declare the end of the terrorist group’s hold on territory in Syria and Iraq as soon as next week.
February 7, 2019, 4:21 AM EST
Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls Trump ‘Liar-in-Chief,’ Says ‘Most of Us Were Laughing’ at His SOTU Comments on Socialism
February 6, 2019, 4:24 AM EST
President Trump on Tuesday underscored his determination to bring home U.S. troops from Syria and to seek a political settlement in Afghanistan in line with the “new approach” he pledged when campaigning for the White House, declaring that “Great nations do not fight endless wars.”