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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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But the Bush administration, where the isolationists have gained the ear of the president, might fall into a vicious cycle of brinkmanship and sanctions with North Korea, which is already isolated from the world.
"I am sure it won't happen but even brinkmanship is dangerous because a week before the game the players should be concentrating on training and nothing else.
Brinkmanship may have been a term coined in earnest by John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State under President Eisenhower, to describe the Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, but Bertrand Russell, the late British philosopher, compared it to the Game of Chicken, in which two drivers rush headlong, at full speed, toward each other on a collision course where one must swerve before he dies in the crash.
Tom Villarin said he surmised Duterte is playing a brinkmanship game with China while veering away from its alliance with the United States, but the congressman feared this act of pushing the country to its limit may backfire on the Philippines.
If there's brinkmanship going on between the DUP and Sinn Fein and the British Government, it's starting to get a little tiresome.
Carroll (pictured right) re-mains the player that United want but any deal is likely to be left until the eleventh hour, as the brinkmanship between Newcastle and Liverpool continues.
In his address today to the UN General Assembly, Mr Brown will say: "If we are serious about the ambition of a nuclear-free world we will need statesmanship, not brinkmanship."
THE hottest trainer on the hottest day of the year was unquestionably Tim Vaughan, who sent out his third winner from his last three jumps runners when Brinkmanship made a successful chasing debut.
Since relations soured between Liverpool's two main shareholders, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, the US pair have used the media in a game of brinkmanship to wrest control of the club.
However, he said they enjoyed the brinkmanship and told me a tale of how, during one deal making session, their Head of Acquisitions was instructed by Ringo, yes, he, the target of topiary terrorists, to personally take a cup of hot tea from the BBC canteen in Shepherds Bush across to Apple's central London offices, a distance of several miles through London traffic.
There's a game of brinkmanship being played in which our troops are being used as pawns.