The Czech Journal of International Relations (CJIR) is a peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes scholarly work in International Relations (IR), and also research based in other disciplines if its contribution is relevant for IR. The journal’s scope is not theoretically or geographically limited, yet it aspires to promote research that is pertinent to Central Europe (broadly conceived). Thus, the CJIR is the right place for publications about the international relations of Central Europe, European security, and European integration. Furthermore, the journal wishes to cultivate the general theoretical and empirical debate on international topics that resonate strongly in the Central European context, such as the renewed great power competition, small states, climate change, and migration in any part of the globe. While it strives to foster academic excellence in and support researchers from Central Europe, broadly defined, the journal welcomes contributions from all parts of the world and those addressing any aspect of international relations. The journal invites suggestions for special issues. It publishes peer-reviewed research articles, review articles and discussion articles as well as unrefereed reactions to the articles published in the journal and book reviews.
The journal is published by the Institute of International Relations Prague. It is indexed in the Web of Science (ESCI), Scopus, C.E.E.O.L., ProQuest, Ebsco Political Science Complete, DOAJ, and other databases.
The journal currently publishes in Czech and English. 1/2020 is in Czech, 2/2020 is in English, and 3/2020 is going to be in Czech.
This issue brings four peer-reviewed contributions in Czech language. The articles deal with internal characteristics of de facto states, interpretation of Al-Shabaab's strategy through the lenses of liquid territoriality, motivations of some of Taiwan’s former allies to newly recognize China, and finally conceptualisation of the European Union as an energy actor. The issue further features a discussion forum on racism in development cooperation that reacts to an article from the March issue of our journal (1/2020). Finally, you can reed through three reviews of recently published scholarly books.