Zum Inhalt
Zum Inhalt   Contact us Site map Legal notice
World Affairs Online
Home > Legal notice

Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde
c/o Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4
10719 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 88007-343
Fax: +49 (0)30 88007-158
Email: fiv@swp-berlin.org

Spokeswoman 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

Web design and programming:

Andrea Bender

Owner and provider of this website:

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Ludwigkirchplatz 3-4
10719 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 88007-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 88007-100
Email: swp@swp-berlin.org
Website: www.swp-berlin.org

Authorised representatives of SWP:

Prof. Dr. Volker Perthes (Director, chairman of the board)
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer (board member)
Prof. Dr. Michael Kreile (board member)

Responsible according to the German Press Law and according to the German Interstate Agreement on Media Services:

Christoph Geisler (Deputy Director, member of the executive board)

The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) is a "rechtsfähige Stiftung des bürgerlichen Rechts" (incorporated foundation under German civil law) domiciled in Berlin and registered by the Berlin Senate Department of Justice, Salzburger Straße 21-25, 10825 Berlin.


1. Content:
The publisher accepts no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of or failure to use any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected unless proven to have been caused deliberately or through gross negligence.

All offers are non binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information may be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the publisher without separate announcement.

2. Referrals and links
The publisher is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from the website - unless he had full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages.
Responsibility for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content, and in particular for any damage arising out of the use or failure to use such linked information, lies exclusively with the original publisher of the information to which the link leads and not the placer of the link on this website. Furthermore the publisher is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks or mailinglists provided on its website.

3. Copyright
The publisher has made every effort to abide by copyright laws applying to graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and texts shown on this website or to use self-produced graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and texts or copyright free graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and texts.

All registered and protected registered trade names and marks displayed on the website are subject to the conditions of the copyright and other relevant ownership laws enjoyed by the registered owner. The simple naming or display of registered trade marks on the website does not imply in any way that they are not protected by law. Copyright of graphics, sound recordings, video sequences and texts produced by the publisher of the website or his agents remain with the author. Reproduction, duplication or hyperlinking of such graphics, sound recordings, video sequences or texts is not permitted in any form without the express written permission of the publisher.

4. Legal application of this disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be considered a part of the website which directed the user to this disclaimer. If parts of this disclaimer do not correspond, no longer correspond, or do not completely correspond to current applicable law, this does not affect the applicability or validity of the remaining content of this disclaimer.

This translation of the original German language disclaimer is provided for information purposes only. For legal reasons only the German language text is considered binding.


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

Short version
Full version (download as PDF file)


© 2005-2019 Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs, 10719 Berlin for FIV – The German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies