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 Scopus, C.E.E.O.L., ProQuest, Ebsco Political Science Complete, DOAJ, and other databases.
The journal currently publishes issues 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 presents two original Research Articles focusing on the recent international identity constrution of the Czech Republic & Slovakia and Estonia, a Discussion Article critically engaging with Timothy Snyder’s book The Road to Unfreedom. Russia, Europe, America, and four Book Reviews of recent scholarship.