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 (brĭngk′mən-shĭp′) also brinks·man·ship (brĭngks′-)
The practice, especially in international politics, of seeking advantage by creating the impression that one is willing and able to push a highly dangerous situation to the limit rather than concede.

brinkmanship, brinksmanship

the technique or practice in foreign policy of manipulating a dangerous situation to the limits of tolerance or safety in order to secure advantage, especially by creating diplomatic crises.
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As it stands, these politicians are in effect telling the Lebanese: There is no foreseeable solution to the crisis, so we will engage in some brinksmanship in order to force some kind of "movement.
The brinksmanship in these negotiations will no doubt continue until the eleventh hour," said Ali Vaez, an expert at the International Crisis Group.
Brinksmanship is a dangerous game; Russian roulette.