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 typical North Korean approach to diplomacy is to resort to brinkmanship when backed into a corner.
William Kennedy for his great ride on Full On and the up-and-coming Bridgend-based trainer Tim Vaughan, who completed an across-the-card-double with Brinkmanship
The Old Firm rivals have been tracking McFadden for months and are involved in a game of brinkmanship over who will make the first move.
Last-minute brinkmanship took the summit of 25 government leaders into extra time as the Poles in particular pressed for a better entry deal.
Comparing the current situation to that in 1994, when North Korea was able to capitalize on its nuclear program to secure benefits, Jeong said, ''Back then, they had something to gain from brinkmanship, but now they cannot use brinkmanship.
FIREFIGHTERS were accused of dangerous brinkmanship last night after voting in favour of their first national strike in 25 years.
But in a game of brinkmanship, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert then signalled he might accept an amended version.
Incredibly, neither he nor Tony Culhane, on the runner-up, seemed to stop riding or deviate from a straight line as Barabinka bore down on them at full tilt, in a display of brinkmanship that must have left all those watching gasping for air.
MASTERS of brinkmanship Carlisle could do it again after this stunning victory over play-off hopefuls Torquay.
Brinkmanship has delayed the switch to an elite division of just six clubs for a further 12 months while a selection process is drawn up.
The brinkmanship demonstrates that media companies are no longer rivals jockeying for position, but behemoths locked in a deadly power struggle to become the lone king of a rapacious world.
NIGEL REO-COKER is prepared to play brinkmanship with Aston Villa until next summer to get a bumper new deal.