Before you visit London, you'll need to know the basics. Here are some useful facts and tips to help you plan your trip.

Capital of Britain

London is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain. You can visit the Queen's official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government.


London is incredibly well-connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link. More than 50 countries are within a three-hour flight time and upwards of 300 international destinations have direct links to London.

Upcoming events at this location

This event has been postponed until 17-18 January 2019. This decision is based on availability of conference space in central London.

Due to the postponement, a decision on your abstract(s) will be rendered on or around 1 October 2018. 

This is the Call for Papers for the SAS-141 Symposium on Deterrence and Assurance Within An Alliance Framework. This symposium is open to NATO Nations, NATO Bodies, Australia, Finland and Sweden and will take place 17-18 January 2019 (London, GBR).

The aim is to develop a thorough understanding of D&A in a contemporary context, and provide recommendations for how these concepts are used as part of military planning, education and training at the Alliance and/or national levels. To achieve this goal, the group will:

  • Review national and Alliance understandings of D&A concepts, and evaluate them against the theoretical work in the area, with reference to emerging threats as well as various policy and operational challenges;
  • Identify a way forward to address gaps in contemporary understanding of existing D&A concepts, with a view to proposing amendments and developing methods for planning and assessment at the Alliance and/or national levels.

Authors are invited to submit completed papers or extended abstracts that should provide an explicit statement of the content of the paper and its relevance to the symposium. Abstracts should be between 200 - 500 words in English; diagrams may be included. The programme committee is looking specifically for new and innovative ideas about deterrence and assurance.

Contributions from military operations and industry communities are welcome. An indication of symposium topic(s) into which the paper would most logically fit would be of assistance to the Programme Committee who will adjudicate the submitted papers.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically in PDF or MS Word format to the Programme Committee Chair, Mr. David Rudd, no later than 21 September 2018 and no later than 7 September 2018 for US Authors and U.S. affiliated. For more specific instructions please see attached Call for Papers.

Registration for the symposium will open in October 2018. The General Information Package with detailed administrative information is under preparation and will be made available during the online registration.

Thursday, 17. January 2019 until Friday, 18. January 2019 08:00 - 17:30


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