brinkmanship UK [ˈbrɪŋkmənˌʃɪp] / US or brinksmanship UK [ˈbrɪŋksmənˌʃɪp] / US noun [uncountable]
the act of deliberately taking risks and making a situation as bad as it can be in order to force a particular result

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