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.

Life

The day ahead: June 28, 2017

Again, I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m going to be in an all-day media training with WOLA colleagues. While I appreciate the staff development opportunity, this means I’ll be hard to contact today, and won’t be posting here.

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The day ahead: June 27, 2017

I should be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I just finished my part of a memo on what is up with U.S.-Colombian relations, which has run to 4,000 words and kept me up until 3:00 AM, so I’m getting a bit of a late start. This morning I’m interviewing candidates for our […]

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The day ahead: June 26, 2017

I’ll be difficult to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m spending most of the day at a non-public State Department event where they invite in a few outside experts to talk about the current moment in Colombia. My panel is in the morning. In the latter part of the afternoon I’ll be attending an AEI event […]

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The week ahead

This is sort of a truncated week, followed by some vacation. I leave town mid-day Thursday, visiting family for the July 4 week. I’m taking off the following week as well. This is the first extended time off since Christmas, and while I plan to post to this site as often as always, I look […]

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The day ahead: June 23, 2017

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I’ve avoided scheduling meetings today, and the result is 12 hours of time for writing and research. If all goes well, I’ll have prepared a Colombia presentation I’ll be giving to a State Department audience on Monday, recorded (or at least scripted) a podcast […]

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The day ahead: June 22, 2017

I am difficult to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m posting this later than usual: I wrote an article about coca eradication and the Trump administration, which I hope to link to soon—but I jumped right into it when I woke up this morning and forgot to do this daily update. With that done, […]

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The day ahead: June 21, 2017

I should be reachable late morning and early afternoon. (How to contact me) After seven meetings with congressional staff yesterday, I’ve got another this morning. Then a few hours in the office doing actual work. Then around 3:00 I’ll record a podcast with a colleague, followed by a meeting with NGOs that work on Colombia.

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The day ahead: June 20, 2017

I will be very difficult to reach today. (How to contact me) It’s a day of legislative work. I have seven or eight meetings with staff today in the House and Senate, mainly to talk about border security and migration concerns. This means that I’ll be hard to reach, and that this site won’t see […]

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The day ahead: June 19, 2017

I’ll mostly be reachable in the early and mid-afternoon. (How to contact me) After the weekly morning staff meeting, I’ll be in the office until about 4:00, when I’ll be taking my wife and daughter to the train station (the kid is going on a trip with my mother-in-law). Which means I’ll probably be getting […]

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The week ahead

The legislative push continues this week, largely on border-security work. As of now I’ve got eight meetings scheduled on Capitol Hill, and that may increase. When I’m not doing that, I expect to complete two pieces of shorter written work: an update on U.S. policy toward Colombia (such as it is right now), an explainer about […]

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The day ahead: June 16, 2017

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I’ve deliberately tried to clear the schedule today in order to work on a couple of writing deadlines. I finished drafting a memo yesterday about some common misconceptions about drug flows through Latin America, and today will work on two: one on Border Patrol hiring, […]

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The day ahead: June 15, 2017

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) After some early-morning personal errands and a conference call, I’ll be in the office all day, finishing a memo that I started yesterday, starting another, finishing a brief book chapter, and posting a thing or two here.

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The day ahead: June 14, 2017

I’ll be reachable all day except for lunch hour. (How to contact me) It’s the first day in a long time with less than 3 hours of meetings scheduled. (An informational interview about WOLA and lunch with my new intern.) To celebrate, I plan to write a memo on border security and a memo on Colombia, […]

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The day ahead: June 13, 2017

I’ve got a day full of meetings and will be hard to reach. (How to contact me) This should, I hope, be the last day for a while where I write this post with a big red line of text at the top. It looks like there’ll be a lot more time to write and […]

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The day ahead: June 12, 2017

I will be hard, though not totally impossible, to reach all day. (How to contact me) Today I’m in a long-ish staff meeting, then I go way across town to Fort McNair for a periodic “Human Rights Roundtable” with the commander of U.S. Southern Command. I won’t return until well after 4:00. In the moments […]

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