Nuclear programs of India and Pakistan: «the domino effect» or the transformation of nuclear nonproliferation regime?

By Valeriia Lozova (in Ukrainian)

The article examines the need to find a way out of the current non-proliferation regime crisis situation with the existence of a de facto nuclear weapon powers outside the «nuclear five» declared by the NPT. The research also emphasized the desirability of examining the motives which drive the country to the acquisition and preservation of the nuclear status for the development of new ideas in the field of non-proliferation. Analysing the results we can say that the first regional system of nuclear deterrence was established between India and Pakistan. And India, in turn, is, in our opinion, the most interesting example as a potential pioneer of a new architecture of the nuclear non-proliferation.