The Revised Revised AP U.S. History Standards by BarkerC

Question 10

Period 8: 1945-1980:

Key Concept 8.1.I.C: "C) The Cold War fluctuated between periods of direct and indirect military confrontation and periods of mutual coexistence (or [BLANK])."

What French term, from the language of classical diplomacy, correctly fills in the [BLANK] above?