UDC 327:623.45
Biblid: 0543-3657, 71 (2020)
Vol. 71, No 1179-1180, pp. 23-47
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18485/iipe_mp.2020.71.1179_80.2

Original scientific paper
Received: 06 Jun 2020
Accepted: 06 Jul 2020

NUCLEAR DEPROLIFERATION AND EU POLICY FOR NON-PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN THE CONTEXT OF RELATIONS WITH INDIA, PAKISTAN, IRAN AND NORTH KOREA

Stojanović Bogdan (Autor je istraživač saradnik u Institutu za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beogra), bogdan.stojanovic@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

This paper aims to present the activities of the European Union in the field of preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. In addition to the analysis of institutional and legal mechanisms established from 2003 onwards, the practical effect of the European Union in preventing the proliferation of Armageddon weapons is also investigated. The uneven role and results achieved in various crisis hotspots, such as North Korea, Iran, India and Pakistan, leave room for different forecasts of future EU action. A good starting point and a basic consensus of all members regarding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction give a reason for optimism in the analysis. Therefore, the paper explores the relationship between established capacities, practical policies, and future crisis sites related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Keywords: European Union, weapons of mass destruction, proliferation, nuclear program, North Korea, Iran, India, Pakistan