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Dark and Stormy: Nuclear Treaty, Trade, and Happy Hour

Dark and Stormy: Nuclear Treaty, Trade, and Happy Hour

Skimm This - August 2, 2019 - 12:09

The US officially pulled out of a historic Cold War arms control deal today. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty helped the US and Soviet Union reduce their nuclear stockpiles. But these days, President Trump wants to spend more on new weapons, and so does Russian President Vladimir Putin. We’ll explain why there’s no need to build a bunker just yet. The US has also just made its next move in its trade war with China, and China isn’t thrilled. Also on today’s episode: Saudi women are gaining a bit more freedom, and AI is changing happy hour.

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