Adam Isacson

Still trying to understand Latin America, my own country, and why so few consequences are intended. These views are not necessarily my employer’s.

Foreign Policy

Some trivia about Congress and Latin America

I derived these using “Narrow Down Congress,” a web-app I coded over the holidays. It does one thing: find members of Congress who match more than one category. I invite you to play around with it. The House and Senate Foreign Relations/Affairs Committees have subcommittees for the Western Hemisphere. They have a combined 23 members. […]

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This still takes my breath away

Along with most Washington “policy analyst” types I know, I turn down interview requests from Russia Today (RT), the Putin government news outlet, which has a bureau here. They’ve long since stopped calling. The response is easy: “I’m sorry, I don’t give interviews with state-run media of countries that don’t allow a free press.” (Try […]

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WOLA on the Trump budget proposal

WOLA put out a good statement this morning about the Trump administration’s dumpster fire of a budget proposal. “This budget plan, if enacted, would have disastrous results. By increasing military spending by $54 billion while cutting spending on civilian diplomacy and assistance, the Trump administration is militarizing foreign aid,” said Adam Isacson, WOLA Senior Associate […]

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How would you even begin to cut foreign aid by 29 percent?

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget request is out. Though the next year’s budget request to Congress is normally due the first Monday in February, a new administration is traditionally given a few months (usually until sometime in April) to come up with the whole thing. The document that came out today is called the “skinny […]

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