FIV - The German Information Network
International Relations and Area Studies
and its Database WAO World Affairs Online
FIV The German Information Network International
Relations and Area Studies is a cooperation of ten independent German research institutes.
Together, they produce the database WAO World
Affairs Online, one of the largest bibliographic social science
databases in Europe. The main subject areas covered are global and
regional developments, foreign and security policy and social
The FIV provides information for researchers and
policy-makers as well as the general public, thus fulfilling the
role of a national information resource, as was outlined in the 1974
information programmes of the German federal government.
This web site offers information on