Streit Council

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Streit Council for a Union of Democracies
PredecessorAssociation to Unite the Democracies (formerly Federal Union)
Formation2004; 15 years ago (2004)
TypeTransatlantic relations think tank
HeadquartersAnnandale, Virginia
Executive director
Tiziana Stella
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015)$25,868.66[1]

The Streit Council for a Union of Democracies /ˈstrt/ is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit foreign-policy organization seeking closer international cooperation and integration. Its research examines the present work and future prospects of inter-democratic and global institutions, with a particular emphasis on transatlantic relations.


Formed in 2004, the Streit Council is a successor to Association to Unite the Democracies,[2] founded in 1939 by Clarence Streit, a New York Times journalist and author of Union Now. Streit advocated a federation of the world's leading democracies, with a common foreign policy and common market. Federal Union was renamed the Association to Unite the Democracies in 1985.


Richard Conn Henry, a physics professor at Johns Hopkins University, serves as the current President of the Streit Council Board of Directors. Solomon Passy, a former member of the Bulgarian Parliament and Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001–2005), serves as Honorary President. Tiziana Stella, a specialist in transatlantic relations, NATO, European integration, US foreign policy and federalism, acts as the Executive Director, responsible for all major projects, including overall program and research planning and management, as well as staff management.


As of 2013, the Streit Council published a journal, Freedom & Union, a revival of the magazine of the same name launched by Federal Union, Inc. in 1946.

The Streit Council assisted in the English translation of former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur's book For a Union of the West,[3] published by the Hoover Institution in 2009.

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  1. ^ a b "Streit Council" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Federal Union, Inc". Streit Council. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
  3. ^ "For a Union of the West: Between Europe and the United States". Hoover Press. Retrieved 11 August 2009.

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