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.

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The day ahead: August 23, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) On this August Friday, I’ll be in the office working on two writing projects. I’ll be on a few calls in the early afternoon but otherwise should be reachable if needed.

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The day ahead: August 22, 2019

Other than a brief period mid-day, I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’ve got an internal meeting, two Skype calls with colleagues in Colombia, and a State Department meeting on the calendar today. All are Colombia-related. Other than that, I may be reachable around lunchtime.

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The day ahead: August 21, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) No meetings or events on my calendar today. I’ll be (still) catching up on correspondence from my weeks of travel, and doing some writing.

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The day ahead: August 20, 2019

I should be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) This morning I’m guest-teaching a segment of the “Andean Republics” class at the Foreign Service Institute. I’ll be in the office all afternoon, continuing to answer accumulated messages from my weeks away, and processing my notes from last week’s border trip into the beginnings […]

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The day ahead: August 19, 2019

I’m most reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m back from a lot of traveling: in the last 3 weeks I’ve been to Miami for work, a week of vacation in New York state, and the Mexico-Guatemala border for work. Today is the third day in August when I’ll be in Washington. That […]

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The day ahead: August 12, 2019

I’m traveling for work this week. (How to contact me) Good morning from Mexico City. Later today, we’re headed south to the Mexico-Guatemala border zone, where I’ll be for the rest of the week. I hope to post to this site when I get a chance, but I will be difficult to contact.

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The day ahead: August 5, 2019

I’m on vacation this week. (How to contact me) I’m off of work for a week of vacation with family. (Right now, I’m sitting on a lakeside dock in the Adirondacks, with my toes in the water. It’s nice.) Then on Sunday, I’m flying to Mexico, where we’re going to do a week of field […]

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The day ahead: July 16, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I somehow managed to steer all meetings away from this Tuesday, and am writing at home all day. I’ll be checking messages intermittently.

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The day ahead: July 11, 2019

I should be reachable in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m recording a podcast with a visitor from Guatemala, having lunch with a colleague from Colombia, and jumping on a conference call with border groups. In the latter part of the afternoon, I’ll be in the office doing some writing about Colombia. Sometime […]

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The day ahead: July 10, 2019

I’m around for much of the day. (How to contact me) After a meeting-filled Tuesday, I have some time today to write. I’ll be finishing a quick analysis of the mess at the border this morning. In the afternoon, I’m going to a sit-down with a group of visiting Colombian legislators, and keeping an eye […]

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The day ahead: July 9, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’ll be in the office at WOLA all day, but recording a podcast, meeting a visiting researcher, participating in two internal meetings, and jumping on a conference call with border advocacy groups.

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The day ahead: July 8, 2019

I’ll be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m back from a week of visiting several family members. Everyone seems to be doing well, and the summer weather cooperated. It was a good vacation. I’ll be devoting this first day back to catching up. The morning is all staff meetings and check-ins. During […]

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The day ahead: July 1, 2019

I’m on vacation this week. (How to contact me) I’m spending this week, which includes a major U.S. holiday, visiting relatives. I will be difficult to contact and probably not posting here very often. I’ll be back next week.

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The day ahead: June 24, 2019

I should be around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I returned late Saturday night from a very interesting and productive visit to the UK for an off-the-record discussion of “territorial stabilization” in Colombia. This week, I’m focused on the border, and on the issue of coca eradication in Colombia: we expect the U.S. […]

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The day ahead: June 18, 2019

I’m around from late morning to late afternoon. Then I’m gone for the rest of the week. (How to contact me) I go to the airport late afternoon—I’ll be in the UK for a Wilton Park conference on “stabilization” (getting government and services into territory) in Colombia. I’ll be away for the rest of the […]

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