The America Times Welcomes Slovenia’s Former State Secretary, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in New York and Geneva, and Ambassador to WTO H. E. Andrej Logar As an Honorary Advisor & Columnist

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The America Times was re-born on September 11, 2021, with the goal to better inform our leaders and policymakers of nuances, beyond conventional wisdom, to successfully address present day “Gordion Knots,” sometimes as Alexander the Great did by cutting it and other times by tediously unraveling it. During January 2022, diplomacy is at a fever pitch in Washington D.C., Moscow, Kyiv, Vienna, Geneva and Brussels, as a 100,000 Russian troops are keeping Ukraine’s borders “warm” in the Russian Winter. And, starting January 1st, five days before our one-year anniversary of our January 6th, Kazakhstan experienced peaceful protects, taken over by organized violent, radical, terrorist insurrection, and President Tokayev sought CSTO Peacekeepers to come and leave, restored law & order, and is now causing major reforms to secular democratic Kazakhstan. Given the CSTO success in Kazakhstan, we can hope – updating James A. Baker’s Dec 5, 1993 Op-Ed in LA Times – that NATO & CSTO can merge to achieve President Biden’s goal of a united, free and stable Europe.

We are honored and privileged to have H. E. Andrej Logar – a geopolitical and diplomatic star of Slovenia, including, having served as ambassador at WTO, Honorary Dean at Geneva School of Diplomacy, VP at UNHRC, as Permanent Representative at the UN, and inter alia, Acting Director General, ICPE – join the Honorary Board of Advisors & Columnists of The America Times in recognition of his excellence and record of contributions. Ambassador Andrej Logar’s life experiences and diplomatic service, helps him to better decipher the unshared motives of geopolitical leaders and unspoken goals of geopolitical events, which he will share from time to time on our pages. This will serve to form a more perfect nation, and world, and thereby enhance both regional and global peace and security.

Benjamin Franklin famously said in 1787: “It’s a republic madam, if you can keep it.” Ambassador Andrej Logar’s contributions in The America Times will help us keep our Republic. Please enjoy his accomplishments, along with a few pictures – in various settings, including, with his colleagues as he is honored with the Diwali Power of One award at the United Nations Trusteeship Council, the Oscars of Diplomacy, in 2018.

Ranju Batra & Ravi Batra

H. E. Andrej Logar

Ambassador Andrej Logar

Date and place of birth: 28 January 1951, Maribor Education: Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana Foreign languages: English, French, Croatian,   Serbian

Work experience:

2019-2021: Acting Director General, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises 2018: – Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreig n  Affairs

2017-2018:  State Secretary, Ministry of Foreig n  Affairs

2013-2017: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the United Nations in New York,

• chaired the UN General Assembly Second Committee,

• facilitated drafting of final document for the 1st World Conference on Indigenous Peoples,

• facilitated alig n ing of daily agenda of UN bodies with final documents, adopted in the last two years

2010-2013: Head of Department for International Organisations at Ministry of Foreig n Affairs

2005-2010: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN Office and other International Organisations in  Geneva,

• chaired the UN Social Forum,

• Vice President of the UN Human Rights Council,

• chaired the Working Group for Accession of Montenegro to the World Trade Organisation,

• Honorary Dean at Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

2005-2010: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the World Trade Organisation

2005-2010: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Conference on Disarmament in Genev

2004-2005: Director-General for EU Affairs and Bilateral  Political  Relations,  Ministry  of Foreig n  Affairs

2003-2004:  State Secretary for EU Affairs and Bilateral Political Relations,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

head of several task forces  at MFA,

head and  coordinator of inter-ministerial working groups,

head of working group for preparations for the Slovenian presidency of the Council of  the EU

1999-2003: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Slovenia to Denmark, Norway, Lithuania and Iceland 1998-99: Acting Secretary  General, Ministry  of  Foreig n  Affairs

1997-98: State Undersecretary, Head of Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreig n Affairs 1997:  Head of Department for Neighbouring  States, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1993-97: Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to  the  UN  Office in Geneva

1991-1993: Head of Minister’s  Office, Ministry of Foreig n   Affairs

1991:  Counsellor of the  Government of the Republic of Slovenia at Ministry of Foreig n Affairs

1987-1990: Consul at the Consulate General of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in Gothenburg, Sweden

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