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FIV - German Information Network
International Relations and Area Studies
c/o Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4
10719 Berlin

Postfach 311319
10643 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 88007-185 or -343
Fax: +49 (0)30 88007-158

Email: fiv@swp-berlin.org


Spokesperson of the executive committee:

Susanne Baron
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Phone: +49 (0)30 88007-343
Fax: +49 (0)30 88007-158
Email: susanne.baron@swp-berlin.org



Jan Lüth
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
Phone: +49 (0)40 42825-565
Fax: +49 (0)40 42825-512
Email: lueth@giga-hamburg.de


Members of the executive committee:

Dr. Isabelle Tannous
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Email: isabelle.tannous@swp-berlin.org

Gudrun Czekalla
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)
Email: czekalla@ifa.de

Martin Villinger
Deutsch-Französisches Institut (dfi)
Email: villinger@dfi.de

New: Cooperation with the German Library networks

WAO is now part of the catalogues of the German Library networks. You can now find all journal articles, chapters of books, online papers and monographs from WAO

IREON relaunch, now with ECONIS data

IREON – the International Relations and Area Studies Gateway has a new technical platform and now includes additional collections on economic policy.

New databases are:

  • ECONIS – the ZBW (German National Library of Economic) database
  • SCIENCES PO – a selection from the Sciences Po, Paris journal articles database (closed catalogue)

The new IREON continues to provide bibliographic references (including full-text documents were possible) from:

  • WAO – World Affairs Online
  • WAO – Treaties, including selected treaties on international security policy and UN Security Resolutions
  • LITDOK – the database of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), with a focus on development policy
  • FES – the library catalogue of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, specializing in political and social topics


The European Thesaurus on International Relations and Area Studies is availaible in a
seven-lingual print edition.
The Thesaurus can be accessed online at the IREON Gateway.
History of the FIV

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