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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March 5, 2019, 4:06 AM EST
The Trump administration for the first time paved the way for lawsuits in U.S. federal courts against entities controlled byCuban military intelligence or security forces, for “trafficking” in private property confiscated by the Castro regime decades ago.
March 5, 2019, 3:57 AM EST
She called the issue “complex” but then segued into an attack on U.S. “interventionism” – and special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams.
March 4, 2019, 6:12 PM EST
Amid reports that House Democratic leaders are planning to put forward a resolution responding to comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Jews and Israel, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) suggested that they instead back a resolution on anti-Semitism he has drafted, which among others references both Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) by name.
March 4, 2019, 4:41 AM EST
President Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland on Saturday. (Screen capture: YouTube)
March 4, 2019, 4:29 AM EST
Five months into the fiscal year, the Trump administration has admitted a total of 9,305 refugees into the United States, an admission rate well below the average that could be expected by this stage under the 30,000 ceiling for FY 2019 which it set last fall.
March 3, 2019, 7:02 PM EST
In yet another spat over Muslim lawmakers and anti-Semitism, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) wrangled on Twitter at the weekend with a senior Democratic colleague over remarks insinuating that pro-Israel lawmakers, especially Jewish ones, have dual loyalties to Israel and the U.S.
March 1, 2019, 4:43 AM EST
The Democrats’ “Green New Deal” proposal is praiseworthy but does not go far enough, the U.N.’s “right to food” expert said in an article posted Friday – one day after she was accused of ignoring the severe food crisis in Venezuela.
March 1, 2019, 4:23 AM EST
President Trump expressed support on Thursday for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is accusing the left-wing in his country of trying to topple his government by pressuring judicial authorities to announce corruption charges against him less than six week before a general election.
February 28, 2019, 5:50 PM EST
North Korea is partly disputing President Trump’s version of the cause of Thursday’s collapse of the summit in Hanoi, saying Kim Jong Un had asked for a “partial” easing of sanctions – not a complete lifting, as Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo maintain.
February 28, 2019, 4:35 AM EST
Kim Jong Un, fielding questions from Western journalists for likely the first time ever, said Thursday that were he not ready to denuclearize he would not be in Hanoi for a second summit with President Trump.
February 28, 2019, 3:54 AM EST
Hours after equivocally apologizing to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and saying she was not calling him a racist, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) “liked” a tweet that essentially described Meadows as an example of “white privilege and white fragility.”
February 27, 2019, 5:12 PM EST
Meeting with President Trump in Hanoi on Wednesday, Kim Jong Un said the 261 days that have passed since their first summit in Singapore have witnessed many “misunderstandings” and some lingering “hostility” from the past era.
February 27, 2019, 4:29 AM EST
As the controversial issue of reparations for slavery surfaces on the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign trail, a bill that would set up an official commission to study the issue sits before a House Judiciary subcommittee – as its predecessors have done for the past 16 consecutive U.S. Congresses since 1989.
February 26, 2019, 7:56 PM EST
President Trump and Kim Jong Un are due to meet in Hanoi within hours for a one-on-one meeting, followed by dinner, as the closely-watched second U.S.-North Korea summit gets underway.
February 26, 2019, 5:22 PM EST
Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., left, and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Photo: Tlaib/Facebook)
February 26, 2019, 4:22 AM EST
Every Senate Democrat bar three – and including all of the confirmed and possible 2020 presidential contenders – voted Monday to block legislation requiring a baby born alive during a botched abortion to receive the same level of care as any other newborn infant.
February 25, 2019, 7:23 PM EST
Reportedly miffed at not being included in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s visit to Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has tendered his resignation, signaling the departure of a diplomat feted as a “moderate” by many – although unequivocally not by the Trump administration.
February 25, 2019, 6:05 PM EST
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed that President Trump will not be able to put into action plans to keep 400 military personnel in Syria after withdrawing the remainder of the U.S. troops from the war-torn country.
February 25, 2019, 4:23 AM EST
President Trump said on Sunday evening he was not pushing for a quick denuclearization deal, as long as North Korea continues to refrain from testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
February 25, 2019, 4:16 AM EST
As the armored train carrying Kim Jong Un rolled across eastern China towards Hanoi and a second summit with President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed skepticism at home, contrasting the administration’s approach to its predecessor’s, which he dubbed “test, pray and cower.”