The theory that Zarif was just playing at brinksmanship
got more support this past week as he made a major issue of the United States imposing new sanctions for one week and then just walked away from the issue.
However, S&P says the recovery remains fragile and further political brinksmanship
over spending and the deficit could overshadow the economy and markets for much of 2013.
After bitter New Year brinksmanship
, the US Congress finally backed a deal late Tuesday to avert a "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and massive spending cuts that had threatened to unleash economic calamity.
The Tamils too, must acknowledge the LTTE's wrongs especially that their brinksmanship
contributed to the conflict".
The two sides still appear to be quite far apart on some important issues (particularly regarding a potential tax increase for higher-income Americans), but the parties are at least attempting to avoid brinksmanship
Lille president Michel Seydoux showed a dangerous level of brinksmanship
yesterday by claiming that 27-year-old Debuchy would be staying put at the French club despite the player's desire to make the switch to Tyneside.
Six years of inertia, procrastination, bickering and brinksmanship
during a peace deal from 2005-2011 has meant that many issues, including demarcating most of the 1,800 kilometre north-south border and an oil deal to allow Juba to export its crude through Sudan, remain unresolved.
Mr Al Khawaja's condition is in his own hands, but playing brinksmanship
with a life can be fatal.
Sover- ign debt issues from the Eurozone, an unruly US de- ficit and all the partisan fiscal brinksmanship
this entails, combined with a reported cooling down of the BRIC plus economies all point one way: south.
President Barack Obama on Saturday said Congress needs to move beyond political brinksmanship
and pass a series of proposals "right now" that would jolt the economy from its recently slow growth.
Besides the brinksmanship
on the debt limit, House and Senate leaders narrowly avoided a government shutdown earlier this year.
The king's decree - which covers several Shiite activists accused of plotting against the state - adds to the brinksmanship
on both sides that has included a massive pro-government rally Monday and the planned returned of a prominent opposition figure from exile.