This is power politics, I knew, and push would eventually and inevitably come to shove.
Since the end of World War II, Germans have absconded from the very idea of power politics.
For some years after that, American relations with Israeli governments were dominated by power politics.
Remember the Newtonian rule of power politics: for every interest that wants X, there is an opposing interest that wants Not X.
I felt it was purely statesmanship, statecraft, power politics.
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace.
Their trans-ocean squabbles and power politics seemed to have settled into a pattern of a war or two per generation.