The publisher of the scientific journal International Politics is the Institute for International Politics and Economy (IIPE), founded in 1947 in Belgrade. It is one of the region’s oldest scientific institutions dedicated to studying international relations.

By creating a research and documentation basis for defining the country’s foreign policy priorities, IIPE has provided decades of expertise to state bodies with the foreign policy competencies necessary for the proper creation and formulation of strategic directions in establishing and developing political and economic relations with foreign countries. The IIPE has worked closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs throughout its long research practice. Many diplomats and officials for diplomatic and other essential services dealing with international relations came from the Institute. IIPE has always, directly or indirectly, participated in creating foreign policy, which is why it was and still is significantly different from other institutes in the country. To this day, conducting basic and applied research in the political, economic, and legal aspects of international relations forms the basis of his activities. IIPE studies processes and phenomena in international politics and economy, including security and legal aspects of international relations that interest the state’s position and foreign policy. More than 600 books, monographs, collections, and other documents have been published by the Institute, which reflects its longstanding commitment to research.

The Institute for International Politics and Economy’s vision is to become a center of research excellence that enables the understanding of complex phenomena in contemporary international relations.

The IIPE’s mission is to be a public scientific research organization that conducts academic research on the political, legal, security, and economic aspects of international relations to:

  • create conditions for intellectual, professional, and public debate on both regional and global international political and economic relations.
  • analyze policy and make recommendations to state authorities and diplomatic missions.
  • encourage global networking among scientists, academics, and doctoral and postdoctoral students from all over the world whose research fits within its thematic framework.