Brinkmanship Definition

The policy of pursuing a hazardous course of action to the brink of catastrophe.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage

Origin of Brinkmanship

  • 1956. From brink +‎ -manship.

    From Wiktionary

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