Kingston Conference on International Security

Kingston Conference on

International Security

Kingston Conference on

International Security

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KCIS 2018 Information

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The thirteenth iteration of the Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS), which took place 11–13 June, continued the proud tradition of the event, bringing together practitioners and academics from around the world to discuss theory, explore practical issues, and to share ideas. This year’s theme, The Return of Deterrence: Testing Credibility and Capabilities in a New Era, re-introduced and re-booted concepts and understanding of deterrence, and outlined the challenges that face NATO in particular in attempting to practise deterrence in a threat environment that is very different to that of the Cold War. Co-hosted by the Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, the US Army War College, and the NATO Defense College in Rome, KCIS is widely acknowledged as a forum for informed debate on defence and security; the discussion and debate that occurred during KCIS 2018 promise to be of significant value to policymakers, academics, and military personnel alike.


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KCIS Sponsors: Canadian Army, Centre for International and Defence Policy, Strategic Studies Institute-USAWC, NATO Defense College
KCIS is a partnership between the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen's University; the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre; the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College; and the NATO Defense College, Rome.