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.

Day ahead

The day ahead: April 24, 2017

Other than a narrow window around mid-day, I am in meetings all day today. (How to contact me) I’ve got a weekly staff meeting, and there’s a lot to plan for this week, with Trump’s border wall playing a central role in the debate over the federal budget, which expires Friday. (That’s the last weekday of Trump’s […]

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The day ahead: April 21, 2017

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) No meetings today. Today’s big project is moving my defense oversight database from my “drafts” domain (defenseassistance.org) to wola.org. No idea how long that will take. I’d also like to record a podcast about border security, but that might get pushed off to the weekend.

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The day ahead: April 20, 2017

I should be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) Yesterday morning I thought I had no meetings scheduled, but a conversation with a member of Congress got moved to yesterday afternoon, which was great but it’s is the main reason I hardly posted anything here yesterday. Today I’m meeting a Russian diplomat who asked to […]

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The day ahead: April 19, 2017

I should be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I got a lot done yesterday: an article, a podcast, some interviews, and a planning meeting. Today, for some reason, I have no meetings scheduled, so I’ll be working at home in the morning, as my daughter’s school is closed this week. There are a lot […]

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The day ahead: April 18, 2017

I should be reachable in the latter part of the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m getting a late start today, after staying up a bit last night working on a response to former Colombian President Uribe’s message to the U.S. Congress, a bit of unplanned work. That’s not done yet, so I’m working on it […]

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The day ahead: April 17, 2017

I should be reachable in the latter part of the afternoon. (How to contact me) I have a planning meeting in the morning and a car-repair errand after lunch. The rest of the time, I should be at a computer, starting the process of moving a gigantic database and new report from my personal staging site, defenseassistance.org, to […]

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The day ahead: April 14, 2017

I should be reachable for much of the day. (How to contact me) It’s Good Friday: Latin America is mostly closed down, with many newspapers not even publishing editions. (Venezuela, though, may not be so quiet.) Here in Washington, Congress is out. I got a lot of writing done yesterday, so today is clear to make final […]

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The day ahead: April 13, 2017

I’ll be in and out of meetings. I should be most reachable in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) I have a phone meeting with some journalists in the morning, and an internal meeting in the afternoon to finalize a funding proposal. When not doing that, I’ll have my head down, finishing a statement about cross-border […]

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The day ahead: April 12, 2017

I will be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) After spending most of yesterday in meetings and catching up on e-mails from when I was away in Colombia, I have 5 hours of meetings today, plus I need a haircut. Most are internal meetings, except for an afternoon visit to the State Department for a […]

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The day ahead: April 11, 2017

I’ll be in and out of meetings. I should be most reachable in the early afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m back from Colombia as of 1AM Monday, and spent yesterday at home catching up on sleep and other tasks, though the first didn’t leave much time for the second. I’ll be back at work today, with […]

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