09 November 2021
CEJISS welcomes special issue proposals related to international politics and international security. The journal is particularly interested in proposals that help advance its aims and scope. The Editorial Team of CEJISS assesses proposals on a rolling basis. It aims to publish a special issue within 10-13 months after accepting a proposal and within eight months after receiving an entire batch of...
24 June 2021
Awarded paper: Gabriella Gricius (Colorado State University): Conceptualizing the Arctic as a Zone of Conflict Runners-up: Mattia Dello Spedale Venti (University of Naples L'Orientale): Reshaping North-East Asia Regional Security Complex Dynamics under Abe: Does the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Blossom in France? Edoardo Pieroni (Ca' Foscari University of Venice): Past-Oriented Foreign Policy:...
29 July 2021
The new CEJISS website has been launched! Please also check out our new citation and formal guidelines. We follow the 'your paper, your way' principle. At the initial submission, you may use any formal and citation style as long as it is consistent.
23 June 2021
Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS) is a quarterly journal that publishes peer-reviewed scholarly articles across the entire field of International Relations and International Security. CEJISS is a pluralist journal. It favours a variety of theories and methods used as well as topics and geographical areas covered. Nonetheless, CEJISS is primarily (but not...
Conditions of External Military Interventions in African Internal Conflicts: Complexity of Conflict Intensity, Social Dislocation and Raw Materials(2021 - Volume 15, Issue 2)
Abstract External interventions are one of the most important aspects of intrastate conflicts since a majority of them are significantly internationalised, especially in Africa where the interventions most often occur. Factors that lead to the military intervention remain, however, puzzling. The authors therefore apply the method of fs/QCA to understand not only conditionsbehind intervention into African intrastate conflicts, but also to catch interactions among them. The results show high...
Revisiting the Causes of Russian Foreign Policy Changes: Western Recognition and Russia's Ontological Security-Seeking(2021 - Volume 15, Issue 2)
Abstract This paper examines the relationship between international practices of recognition and state quest for ontological security, on the one hand, and Russia's most recent identity makeover as well as increasingly aggressive foreign policy, on the other. I argue that in order to understand Russia's growing belligerence in foreign and security policies we need to examine the connection between Western refusal to recognize Russia's great power self-image, the effects this refusal has had on...
(2021 - Volume 15, Issue 2)
Abstract This article implies that cinematic narratives project practical geopolitical discourses by using the example of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s success – The Avengers film franchise. The conceptualisation of imaginary threats in the films that follow the main storyline of the Avengers assembly, determined by the time and the geographic space, give those threats a symbolical manifestation that tends to overlap with the practical geopolitical notions of American foreign policy, as well as...
Indivisible Security and Collective Security Concepts: Implications for Russia’s Relations with the West(2021 - Volume 15, Issue 3)
Abstract The indivisible security principle was first set out in the 1975 Helsinki Final Act and since then has been included in numerous international treaties and national strategic documents. However, the concept remains ambiguous and has not received due attention. The collective security concept has in turn been studied extensively by researchers who represent different paradigms and who have come up with diverse understandings of the term. This article adds to the ongoing...
Global Maritime Fulcrum: Indonesia’s Middle Power Strategy Between Belt And Road Initiatives (BRI) and Free-Open Indo Pacific (FOIP)(2021 - Volume 15, Issue 3)
Abstract The purpose of this article is to correlate Indonesia’s global maritime fulcrum (GMF) as Indonesia’s middle power strategy to its response to the two geopolitical strategies of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) of the Quad (the United States, India, Japan and Australia). This article used the process-tracing method to examine the information sourced from journal articles, news media outlets, government press releases and other...
(2021 - Volume 15, Issue 3)
Abstract This work focuses on the analysis of one of the most discussed phenomenon of recent years, the reception of refugees. The authors of this work examine refugee-related political violence, a phenomenon that has not been explored in the last twenty years. The aim is to describe the occurrence of this phenomenon in cases from Asia and Africa. The individual incidents are categorised into six categories of political violence. The authors describe the type of political violence involving...