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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October 29, 2018, 4:33 AM EDT
The deadliest attack on American Jews in U.S. history has prompted critics to charge that President Trump’s rhetoric has created a climate ripe for anti-Semitic violence, yet a recent survey found that citizens of the world’s only Jewish state have higher regard for Trump than those of two dozen other countries polled.
October 26, 2018, 12:05 AM EDT
Europe’s top human rights court has ruled that comments about Mohammed having pedophilic tendencies are not covered by the right to freedom of expression, agreeing with the assessment of courts in Austria that the remarks constituted “an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam which could stir up prejudice and threaten religious peace.”
October 25, 2018, 11:47 PM EDT
President Trump paid tribute Thursday to the U.S. Marines, sailors and soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in Beirut 35 years ago, and won sustained applause from gathered families, veterans and commanders by highlighting actions being taken against the regime in Tehran and its terrorist proxy Hezbollah today.
October 25, 2018, 2:23 AM EDT
President Trump on Wednesday night condemned violence and threats of violence following the interception of explosive devices mailed to prominent Democrats, but also spoke more generally about the corrosive tone politics has assumed, alluding among other things to attacks by liberals on Republican lawmakers in public places.
October 25, 2018, 1:16 AM EDT
The United States, whose taxpayers account for some $10 billion a year in contributions to the United Nations system, was criticized at a meeting in New York on Tuesday for being late with its payments, with Cuba leading the charge – and suggesting it should pay more.
October 25, 2018, 1:09 AM EDT
Amid indications that the migrant “caravan” heading through Mexico towards the U.S. may be shrinking, President Trump on Wednesday night expressed confidence that those making the “long hike” would not succeed in their goal.
October 24, 2018, 4:40 AM EDT
Pompeo told reporters at the State Department the U.S. has a message for the column of Central Americans aiming to reach the U.S. southern border.
October 23, 2018, 8:12 PM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he is seeking answers from U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres over what he called “a childish temper tantrum” by Cuban diplomats, aimed at disrupting a U.S.-sponsored event at the United Nations.
October 23, 2018, 4:29 AM EDT
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Monday warned Central American migrants who entered Mexico illegally in recent days as part of a U.S.-bound “caravan” that they were unlikely to achieve either the goal of staying in Mexico or of entering the United States.
October 22, 2018, 9:20 PM EDT
Former President Barack Obama told supporters in Las Vegas on Monday they should “remember who started” the economic growth America is recording, suggesting that every time Republican administrations mess things up, Democrats need to pick up the pieces afterwards.
October 22, 2018, 4:19 AM EDT
“We’ve honored the agreement, but Russia has not, unfortunately, honored the agreement,” Trump said. “So we’re going to terminate the agreement.”
October 21, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT
Thousands of Central Americans continue to push through southern Mexico, aiming to reach the distant U.S. border, after efforts by Mexican police to stop them from entering that country met with mixed results.
October 19, 2018, 4:30 AM EDT
A meeting of the global anti-money laundering body in Paris on Friday could have a significant impact on Iran’s financial future as U.S. sanctions tighten, as it decides on whether to remove the regime from a blacklist which makes some foreign investors leery of doing business there.
October 19, 2018, 4:21 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday night welcomed Mexico’s request for the U.N. refugee agency to help Mexican authorities deal with the “caravan” of some 4,000 Central American migrants trying to transit Mexico en route to the United States.
October 18, 2018, 4:21 AM EDT
The senior-most U.S. diplomat in Honduras on Wednesday urged illegal migrants making the “perilous journey” north not to do so, echoing President Trump’s warnings that anyone entering the U.S. illegally will be arrested and deported.
October 17, 2018, 5:48 PM EDT
In another move unlikely to endear the Trump administration to the United Nations, the General Assembly has endorsed, by an overwhelming margin, an “enabling” resolution giving the Palestinian observer mission powers of a member-state, albeit for a limited amount of time.
October 17, 2018, 4:22 AM EDT
When American voters go to the polls on November 6, an international team invited by the State Department to observe the elections will include six Russians, selected and paid for by President Vladimir Putin’s government.
October 16, 2018, 5:49 PM EDT
Cuban diplomats at the United Nations shouted down speakers and disrupted a U.S.-hosted event Tuesday highlighting the plight of Cuban political prisoners, prompting an American ambassador to say if the communist regime’s diplomats behave that way, one can only wonder how its police behave.
October 16, 2018, 5:00 AM EDT
The regime condemned the move as a misuse of U.N. facilities.
October 16, 2018, 4:52 AM EDT
The systemic problems that prompted the Trump administration to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council last June continue “unabated,” and there has been no attempt to prevent unsuitable countries from becoming members, a U.S. diplomat said Monday.