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

January 17, 2019, 5:49 PM EST
The Democratic caucus has appointed, to a committee chaired by one of its most pro-Israel members, a Muslim freshman lawmaker who supports the boycott-Israel movement and has come under fire for anti-Israel tweets.
January 17, 2019, 4:27 AM EST
In a move described as “ominous” by supporters of U.S. businesses in Cuba, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled Wednesday that the administration is considering paving the way for foreign entities to be sued for “trafficking” in private property confiscated by the Castro regime decades ago.
January 16, 2019, 6:43 PM EST
Paying tribute to the American personnel killed in a reported suicide bombing in northern Syria on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said the American people can be assured that, as the U.S. withdraws its personnel from that country, it “will never allow the remnants of ISIS to reestablish their evil and murderous caliphate – not now, not ever.”
January 16, 2019, 5:08 AM EST
The bloc of developing nations at the United Nations on Tuesday handed its presidency to the “State of Palestine,” with the U.N.’s top brass applauding the elevation of an entity that is neither a sovereign country nor a U.N. member-state, but which enjoys strong support across the world body.
January 16, 2019, 4:38 AM EST
In racially-charged columns, the Nation of Islam organ The Final Call has been slamming prominent critics who have raised concerns about anti-Semitism and called on the Women’s March leaders to resign.
January 15, 2019, 3:31 PM EST
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons. (Screen capture: YouTube)
January 15, 2019, 4:27 AM EST
Six months before Malaysia hosts the world para swimming championships, its 93-year-old prime minister says Israelis are not welcome – and if the organizing body doesn’t like it, it can hold the event somewhere else.
January 14, 2019, 4:27 AM EST
Then-Sen. Joe Lieberman speaks during a 2012 press conference on Capitol Hill called to voice concern about Iran's nuclear program. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images, File)
January 13, 2019, 9:27 PM EST
President Trump appears to have upset the notoriously oversensitive Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a tweet Sunday warning that the U.S. “[w]ill devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds.”
January 11, 2019, 1:14 AM EST
Almost a decade after President Obama delivered a widely-hailed address “to the Muslim world” in Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returned to the Egyptian capital Thursday to give a speech that amounted to a rebuttal of Obama’s – and a repudiation of the previous administration’s policies across the region.
January 10, 2019, 11:19 PM EST
Turkey’s planned military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria is unrelated to President Trump’s plans to withdraw U.S. forces who have been supporting those fighters and will happen according to Turkey’s own timeline, the country’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
January 10, 2019, 9:09 PM EST
Welcoming his two fellow Muslim newcomers to Congress, Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) on Thursday evening envisioned a future with 30-35 Muslim members serving by 2030, and with Muslims holding posts ranging from committee chairs to the presidency of the United States.
January 10, 2019, 12:49 AM EST
As a U.S. dual citizen sentenced by a Palestinian court to life imprisonment for selling a house to Jews remains behind bars, an Israeli legal advocacy group says it has found virtually no interest in its attempts to alert international human rights groups and European politicians to take up his case.
January 10, 2019, 12:14 AM EST
For the past 13 years, a comprehensive annual report has given Yemen the lowest ranking in the world for gender equality. This week Yemen was handed the vice presidency of the executive board of the United Nations gender equality and women’s empowerment agency, UN Women, for 2019.
January 8, 2019, 4:33 AM EST
Sánchez Cordero said the government was determined to ensure that “legal and orderly” entry takes place.
January 8, 2019, 4:25 AM EST
The Palestinian Legislative Council has been suspended for 12 years, and Mahmoud Abbas’ own four-year mandate as “president of the State of Palestine” expired ten years ago this month, but at the weekend he presented yet another reason why elections should not take place: Jerusalem.
January 7, 2019, 7:15 PM EST
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), a Palestinian-American supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, drew criticism Monday for insinuating that supporters of anti-BDS legislation in the Senate are acting in the interests of Israel rather than the United States.
January 7, 2019, 4:35 AM EST
The long arm of the United States finally caught up on New Year’s Day with an al-Qaeda terrorist centrally involved in the suicide bombing in 2000 of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole. The attack killed of 17 American sailors.