Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane

Patty Culhane joined Al Jazeera in 2009 and is now the correspondent at the state and defence departments. Before joining she worked as a correspondent for MSNBC covering the Bush administration. She has been a journalist for 17 years, working in Iowa, Illinois and Norfolk, Virginia where she covered the US military, travelling extensively through the Middle East covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Middle East

Trump appears poised to dismantle Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump's administration has given another indication it intends to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal, a landmark agreement reached under former President Barack Obama.

Trump appears poised to dismantle Iran nuclear deal

US & Canada

Trump era: Signs of a divided cabinet in a divided country

There are reports that President Donald Trump is growing increasingly unhappy with his secretary of state. Over the weekend, Rex Tillerson appeared to be publicly rebuking his boss on television.

Trump era: Signs of a divided cabinet in a divided country

Middle East

Gulf crisis: US steps up efforts to try and resolve dispute

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has asked two officials, including retired general and former Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni, to work on ending the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Gulf crisis: US steps up efforts to try and resolve dispute

Asia

Trump weighs US options in Afghanistan

It is the longest war ever fought by the United States and many doubt that plans to add more US troops in the fight against Taliban fighters would bring real change.

Trump weighs US options in Afghanistan

US & Canada

US report: China among 'worst human trafficking offenders'

The US has listed China among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour - a step that may aggravate its relationship with Beijing.

US report: China among 'worst human trafficking offenders'

United States

US intelligence community under scrutiny after media leaks

The administration of US President Donald Trump says unnamed sources in the intelligence community are responsible for leaking information to the media in the wake of the Manchester attack, as opposed to the president himself.

US intelligence community under scrutiny after media leaks

US & Canada

US: Trump's budget plan to boost military spending

During his election campaign, Donald Trump promised taxpayer money would put America first. That is reflected in his proposals but the plans could also hurt the people who put him in office.

US: Trump's budget plan to boost military spending

US & Canada

Erdogan visits US to stop arming of Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting the White House on May 16 and is expected to try to convince US President Donald Trump to stop arming a Kurdish rebel group in Syria that Ankara considers a 'terrorist' group.

Erdogan visits US to stop arming of Kurdish fighters in Syria

US & Canada

Rex Tillerson lays out US foreign policy plans

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has unveiled foreign policy initiatives as he addressed the State Department on Wednesday.

Rex Tillerson lays out US foreign policy plans

North Korea

Trump's North Korea dilemma - are sanctions the way to go?

US officials say sanctions are key to denuclearisation, but how they would force change remains unexplained.

Trump's North Korea dilemma - are sanctions the way to go?

US & Canada

What is Donald Trump's defence strategy?

US President Donald Trump promised a policy of 'America First' and since he came to power, his military strategy has been increasingly under the spotlight.

What is Donald Trump's defence strategy?

Syria's Civil War

Is Donald Trump ready to make a deal on Syria?

The US president is fond of saying his favourite thing in life is deal making.

Is Donald Trump ready to make a deal on Syria?