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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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.”
February 5, 2019, 11:27 PM EST
An enduring image from the 2019 State of the Union address: a bloc of Democratic congresswomen, dressed in “suffragette white,” sitting in stony silence as colleagues cheered President Trump’s request for “Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”
February 5, 2019, 10:16 PM EST
President Trump in his State of the Union address Tuesday night took a swipe at what he called “ridiculous partisan investigations,” saying that they, along with “foolish wars” and “politics,” were the only thing that could stop the “economic miracle” now underway in the United States.
February 5, 2019, 5:46 PM EST
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed in a 77-23 vote legislation strengthening U.S. support for Israel and Jordan, sanctioning the Assad regime in Syria, and enabling state and local governments to divest from any company or fund which boycotts, divests from, or sanctions Israel.
February 5, 2019, 4:30 AM EST
A commentary on the propaganda channel Uriminzokkiri said the Kim regime has taken clear steps that deserve a response.
February 5, 2019, 4:14 AM EST
Politicians in Iraq – where the leading parties are more supportive of Iran than the U.S. – are responding coldly to President Trump’s remark that he wants to keep American troops in Iraq to keep an eye on Iran.
February 4, 2019, 4:23 AM EST
Following the United States’ lead, Russia will suspend participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said at the weekend, giving his defense minister the go-ahead to pursue new land-based intermediate-range missile options.
February 3, 2019, 9:43 PM EST
President Trump has voiced his determination to get America out of “endless wars” like the one in Afghanistan, while making clear he wants to keep a military presence in Iraq, both to keep a watch on Iran and to have troops close at hand in the event terrorist groups rear their heads in the region.
February 1, 2019, 4:38 AM EST
Insisting once again that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog complained this week that attempts – he didn’t say by whom – to pressure the agency on inspections were “counter-productive and extremely harmful.”
February 1, 2019, 1:00 AM EST
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday portrayed the recent partial federal government shutdown as a preemptive response by President Trump and the Republican Party to the arrival in Congress of outspoken freshmen like herself and Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
January 31, 2019, 7:20 PM EST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searching a cucumber-laden tractor trailer at the Nogales crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border at the weekend found and seized the largest shipment of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl in the agency’s history.