Examples of brinkmanship in a Sentence
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The guiding principle of Donald Trump’s governance seems to ricochet between brinkmanship, indecision, and ignorance—and his recent two-pronged attack on Obamacare is no exception.
Worries abound of ways in which this tussle between East and West could ignite into something more than a cold war, ranging from poor brinkmanship and unintended escalation, to the uncertainties and unpredictability of new arenas such as cyber.
The ensuing brinkmanship nearly led to a economically calamitous U.S. default and prompted Standard and Poor’s to downgrade the nation’s credit rating for the first time.
The expectation now is that the big spending fights will be delayed until later in the year, perhaps including a round of brinkmanship over the wall.
Weeks of brinkmanship then culminated with two days of high drama as noises came from Barcelona of a Puigdemont climb-down and from some of Rajoy’s political opponents in Madrid of a potential deal should there be elections.
The fear is that Trump’s brinkmanship could lead to a miscalculation, on either side of the conflict, that would result in an accidental war.
The latest political jockeying comes after years of brinkmanship.
However new the word, the actual practice of brinkmanship can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks, who were masters of it.
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