• WordNet 3.6
    • n brinkmanship the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)
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In literature:

They espoused geopolitical brinkmanship.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin

In news:

Europe Leaders Face Greek Aid Gap in Brinkmanship With IMF.
Twinkies May Vanish as Union's Brinkmanship Shuts Hostess.
Enough Said / The price of brinkmanship as the fiscal cliff nears.
Draghi Stares at Spain as Brinkmanship Keeps ECB Waiting.
Israel's brinkmanship , America's peril.
Burman argues that Congressional brinkmanship is bad policy.
Congress's new brinkmanship : Better or worse than politics as usual.
The old way of resolving disputes on Capitol Hill – backroom deals greased with US dollars for lawmakers' districts – has been replaced this year by a new brinkmanship .
Rival debt plans aren't so far apart, but brinkmanship continues.
Brinkmanship in Sudan as a Deadline Nears.
"Brinkmanship in South Asia" (editorial, May 22) doesn't mention that the Indian military buildup was a result of the attack last December on the Indian Parliament by Pakistani-based terrorists.
It began with a massive earthquake in Haiti and wound down with North Korea once again being an enfant terrible – bizarrely trying to conduct diplomacy through brinkmanship.
Speaking at the Business Roundtable in Washington on Wednesday, President Obama insisted that any deal on the "fiscal cliff" must include an end to brinkmanship on the debt ceiling .
A sharply divided American people have once again voted for another four years of partisanship, brinkmanship and gridlock.
Nevertheless, the brinkmanship myth persists, with President George W Bush in 2002 citing the crisis as a historical lesson in fortitude that justified a pre-emptive invasion of Iraq.