The first issue of Mezinárodní vztahy (International Relations) was published in 1966 by the Institute of International Politics and Economics (Prague), the predecessor of the contemporary Institute of International Relations. It was the first and, for a long time, the only scholarly journal in the fields of political science and international relations in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic.
After 1989, our journal played a crucial role in the establishment of the Czech / Slovak discipline of International Relations as a standard social science. All articles published in the journal are firmly anchored in the body of international literature related to the discipline and reflect the state of the art of the discipline in the world. Since 2001 all submission are subject to a strict double-blind peer review process.