IN SIMPLE TERMS, a zero-sum game
is one in which the victories of one competitor are exactly matched by the losses of another.
As for Syria, I think it has turned into a zero-sum game
for the meantime and will continue to be so as long as the respective sides enjoy the international and military support that they do.
They do not see the negotiations as a zero-sum game
but as a process that through constructive dialogue will lead to a win-win situation.
Corruption may very well be one of the most blatant expressions of inequality in our society, a long-running zero-sum game
whose stakes keep getting higher.
In a zero-sum game
, one person's gain is another person's loss.
The United States does not view Europe as a battleground between East and West, nor do we see the situation in Ukraine as a zero-sum game
Tim Pethick, of Saga, said: "Employment is not a zero-sum game
, and while the number of over-50s in work is rising faster than the other age groups, the over-50s have not been squeezing young people out of the job market.
He saw Washington as trying to pursue the zero-sum game
in the face of opposition from much of the rest of the world.
He added that for him constructive engagement means a world where global politics is no longer a zero-sum game
, but a counterintuitive to pursue one's interests without considering the interests of others.
Foreign policy is not a zero-sum game
-- we can pursue parallel efforts keeping our alliance as Western nations at the center of our thinking and endeavors.
China's development is not a zero-sum game
but a win-win process, said Xi when meeting with representatives of about 30 well-known enterprises from China and overseas at the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2013.
She added: "The domestic economy is in a zero-sum game
scenario, with almost as many companies getting off the ground as there are collapsing, and consumer demand remains stagnant.