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.