brinkmanship


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brinkmanship

the art or practice of pressing a dangerous situation, esp in international affairs, to the limit of safety and peace in order to win an advantage from a threatening or tenacious foe
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The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 is the quintessential manifestation of brinkmanship employed by the Soviets and the US' successful response to it, as Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev pushed the world to the edge of nuclear war and then retreated at the right moment after securing the removal of US missiles from Turkey.
But brinkmanship is a slippery slope where -- should you not have an exit strategy -- you will back yourself into a corner from which you can't wiggle out.
The question is whether the brinkmanship will become the new normal.
If that is the case, Moyes' brinkmanship could now be more to do with the clubs pursuing Rooney than the player himself.
Third, we plead for a renewed commitment to respectful bi-partisan dialogue and an end to brinkmanship.
Sadly this is the level of brinkmanship we have come to expect from our president, who seems intent on passing on the last opportunity he has to behave like a responsible leader.
Today, crude oil prices range from 100 to 110 dollars per barrel, at a time when the policy of brinkmanship between Iran and the West is dominating international politics.
Request your direct intervention in conveying a strong urgent and direct message to General Kayani that delivers Washington's demand for him and General Pasha (head of intelligence) to end their brinkmanship aimed at bringing down the civilian apparatus,'' the newspaper reported the memo as saying.
It is understood the hierarchy at St James' Park will engage in a game of brinkmanship with the summer window entering its last few days, in an effort to get the men they want at the prices they are prepared to pay.
as the game of dangerous brinkmanship continues, obama and his Capitol hill opponents have until Tuesday to agree on raising the "debt ceiling".
also used brinkmanship to threaten the world with nuclear war during several crises, while newly formed agencies, like the CIA and NSA, were used to toppling governments.
Galahad at Blandings did not appear until 1965 (although it was published the year before in the US as The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood).