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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August 5, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT
House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to disapprove the Iran nuclear agreement, amid an intensifying lobbying campaign as supporters and opponents of the deal seek support, especially from Democrats.
August 5, 2015, 4:16 AM EDT
The State Department on Tuesday again defended its annual human trafficking report, in the face of growing allegations that this year’s assessment process was compromised by political decisions to give better-than-deserved grades to certain countries.
August 4, 2015, 5:20 AM EDT
The self-deprecating remark earned Graham arguably the biggest laugh of the evening.
August 4, 2015, 4:04 AM EDT
Carly Fiorina had strong words for Hillary Clinton and President Obama at Monday's “voters first presidential forum” in New Hampshire, questioning Clinton’s character over Benghazi and the email scandal, and charging that Obama is offering a “false choice” of agreeing with his actions or going to war.
August 3, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT
(AP Photo, File)( – Less than a week after saying she found videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the salvaging and sale of body parts of aborted babies “disturbing,” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out in strong support for the controversial abortion provider.
August 3, 2015, 4:21 AM EDT
The U.N. General Assembly on Sunday agreed to a set of far-reaching “sustainable development goals” for the next 15 years, but some key points pushed by the Obama administration were not reflected in the final document.
August 2, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech last month repeated his periodic claim of a U.S. hand behind the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the posted text alluded to a year-old conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton had admitted as much in her memoir.
July 31, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT
A provision in the Iran nuclear agreement that commits the U.S. to refrain from jeopardizing the “normalization of trade economic relations” with Tehran may impede future efforts to restrain and respond to the regime’s bad behavior, lawmakers were told Thursday.
July 31, 2015, 4:34 AM EDT
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has refused to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in an open or classified hearing, to discuss issues including concerns about secret “side agreements” to the Iran nuclear deal, committee chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) revealed Thursday.
July 30, 2015, 4:26 AM EDT
Australia’s foreign minister could barely hide her contempt for the Putin regime Wednesday as she rebuked Russia for vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have established a criminal tribunal into the shooting down of a civilian aircraft over Ukraine.
July 30, 2015, 4:12 AM EDT
Wednesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement witnessed were some dramatic moments, especially as outspoken critics of the deal focused on one of Iran’s most notorious figures and his role in the killing of hundreds of Americans.
July 29, 2015, 8:40 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry does not know whether the Iranian regime truly wants to destroy America, but rather views its policy as one “of opposition to us and of great enmity.”
July 29, 2015, 4:10 AM EDT
The White House did not pursue the nuclear agreement with Iran as an international treaty, because getting U.S. Senate advice and consent for a treaty has “become physically impossible,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers on Tuesday.
July 28, 2015, 10:02 PM EDT
Secretary of State John Kerry conceded on Tuesday that Iran “may” use weapons that it will acquire as a result of restrictions being lifted under the nuclear agreement to kill Americans and Israelis.
July 28, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT
Scolding African leaders who refuse to step down when their constitutional terms end, President Obama said in Ethiopia Tuesday he reckoned he could win a third term if he was permitted to run.
July 28, 2015, 4:39 AM EDT
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday played down lawmakers’ concerns about secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying it was “standard practice” for the IAEA and individual countries not to make such documents public.
July 27, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT
Four days ago Secretary of State John Kerry could not say whether New Zealand supported the Iran nuclear deal. On Monday he welcomed the country’s foreign minister to the State Department, thanking him for “New Zealand’s very strong support of the agreement with Iran.”
July 27, 2015, 12:20 AM EDT
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pushed back gently against President Obama’s promotion of homosexual and lesbian rights on Saturday, saying Kenyans had more pressing concerns to deal with, including health, education and “ensuring inclusivity of women.”
July 26, 2015, 9:42 PM EDT
The Obama administration’s assertion that a key U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution predicates the lifting of arms and ballistic missile restrictions on Iran to Tehran’s willingness simply to come to the negotiating table, is evidently wrong.
July 24, 2015, 2:03 AM EDT
U.S. senators opposed to the Iran nuclear agreement told Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday he had been “fleeced” and “bamboozled” by the Iranians.