IREON / World Affairs Online

The research unit of peace and conflict studies supports the German Information Network International Relations and Area Studies (FIV) and its data base IREON / WAO - World Affairs Online.  

FIV is an affiliation of (13 independent - 12 German and 1 Nordic) libraries and research departments coordinated by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), and funded by the German government. Their common product is the data basis WAO – World Affairs Online and the gateway IREON, one of Europe’s largest literature data bases of social sciences.


The gateway offers bibliographic references, full-text documents and (soon) web sites on:

  • foreign and security policy
  • international cooperation and development policy
  • European politics and transatlantic relations
  • regional and country studies worldwide
  • foreign cultural policy
  • climate, environment, energy


Project Coordinator is Gregor Reisch