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The Definition of 'Brinkmanship'

Political historian Michael R. Beschloss talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the history and meaning of the term "brinkmanship." The word has been in the news this week after the head of the U.N.'s nuclear monitoring group used it to describe North Korea's actions.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.