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. Desiring to grow in academic excellency together with researchers from broader Central Europe, the journal is in no way closed to contributions from all parts of the world or to addressing various international issues of any geographic scope. The journal invites suggestions for special issues, and it publishes peer-reviewed research articles, review articles, and discussion articles as well as unrefereed reactions to the contributions published in the journal and book reviews of recent scholarship.
The journal is published by the Institute of International Relations Prague. It is indexed in Scopus, C.E.E.O.L., ProQuest, Ebsco Political Science Complete, DOAJ, and other databases.
The three peer-reviewed articles of this issue focus on highly relevant matters of contemporary international security: indirect interventions in civil wars, European defence cooperation, and the Women, Peace, and Security agenda. The issue also features seven reviews on recently published titles.