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coming up trumps?

I am comparing international law, more specifically the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, to a game of poker. This is a slippery slope, ‘the treaty could be easily undermined by determined countries who refused to abide by the treaty’s requirements; forcing the international community’s hand at detection and enforcement and coming up trumps.’ Coming up trumps?

I am trying to make this subject accessible, instantly interesting and understood by someone who knows nothing about the wierd, small world of nuclear non-proliferation. What do people want to hear about? The villains, the heroes, and the fools? Is this just too simplistic? Yes. What about the wins and losses. The fact that we’re headed for inevitable nuclear proliferation and then its a matter if  putting on the kettle and waiting for armageddon?