Julian Barnes

Wall Street Journal

Guest

National security reporter for the Wall Street Journal; former Pentagon reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Julian Barnes on KCRW

All of Europe is on high alert in the aftermath of this morning‘s deadly explosions in Brussels — two at the airport and one at a train station downtown.

Brussels on Lockdown

All of Europe is on high alert in the aftermath of this morning‘s deadly explosions in Brussels — two at the airport and one at a train station downtown.

from To the Point

At the end of the Cold War, NATO and Russia agreed not to station forces along their shared borders. But times have changed.

In Eastern Europe, Shades of the Cold War

At the end of the Cold War, NATO and Russia agreed not to station forces along their shared borders. But times have changed.

from To the Point

Today at the White House,  President Obama announced  he’s accepted the  resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel .

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Steps Down

Today at the White House, President Obama announced he’s accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel .

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

from Scheer Intelligence

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

When Gavin Newsom signed AB387 into law today, he ended 16 years of unsuccessful attempts by daycare providers statewide to unionize.

from KCRW Features

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point

Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

In a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, a former police officer was convicted of murder for killing her African American neighbor, then she got a hug from the victim’s brother and the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

from KCRW Features

“Midnight Traveler” tells the harrowing story of Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family’s displacement as filmed on their cell phones.

from Scheer Intelligence