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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 "queer" part of "queer brinksmanship" thus connotes two things: that this conflict is about "queers" and that the military's brinksmanship is itself "queer" (which is to say, highly mumble and poised to backfire).
The Russians couldn't be trusted - when the true nature of their motives could even be deciphered - and the Kennedys were as uncertain as anybody else was of their own gut feelings that brinksmanship and diplomacy could win the day.
As the world's leading democracy, we should support the restoration of civilian rule in Pakistan but we should not automatically assume that the new regime will engage in nuclear brinksmanship with India.
But the Iraqi dictator is likely to portray the climbdown as another victory for his brand of desperate brinksmanship.
The story (see page 33) tells of generosity and brinksmanship, good will and survival.
The GOP signals appeared to pull the debt bill away from the partisan brinksmanship that had paralyzed the White House and Congress over the last six months and clear the way for action before the end of the month.
Instead, this behemoth represents the triumph of raw political power, seniority, and petty brinksmanship over the best interests of the taxpayers and fiscal sanity.
More lawmakers are skeptical of move to undo the Dream Act, House-Senate brinksmanship continues on tax relief and the Tea Party rallies on Tax Day - all that and more in the latest issue of our subscriber-only newsletter for political insiders ($).
At the very least, Congress should spare us another round of budget brinksmanship.
T It went according to plan after a fascinating game of brinksmanship between the GC contenders on the testing nal climb of Jenkin Road before they descended to the nish, where Italian Vincenzo V Nibali took yellow, leaving Froome in fth overall just two seconds o the pace.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine -- Masked gunmen stormed parliament in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region Thursday as Russian fighter jets scrambled to patrol borders, while the newly formed government pledged to prevent a national breakup with strong backing from the West -- the stirrings of a potentially dangerous confrontation reminiscent of Cold War brinksmanship.
Hopefully, this puts an end to politics by brinksmanship and allows us to move forward to do more to create good jobs and strengthen the economy," he added.