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.

Week ahead

The week ahead

It’s going to be one of those weeks: it’s Monday morning and there’s already nearly 20 hours of meetings and events on the calendar. These include a visit from the ICRC, giving a talk at the Foreign Service Institute, a National Defense University event on Colombia’s military and the post-conflict, and a meeting to nominate […]

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The week ahead

I’m in Washington all week and look forward to doing a lot of writing, research, and meetings in Congress. By the end of this week, I hope to have: Our huge report listing 107 U.S. military and police aid programs completely out the door. This weekend I finished what I think is the last bit […]

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The week ahead

WOLA’s Board of Directors will be meeting in Colombia, and I’ll be accompanying them Wednesday morning through Sunday night. We’ll be in Bogotá and other destinations. I’ll still be here in Washington Monday and Tuesday, preparing for that and clearing things off of my to-do list, especially finalizing our big upcoming defense aid programs publication. It’s a shame […]

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The week ahead

It’s going to be sort of a transitional week. I’ll be here in Washington: Putting the finishing touches on a huge new publication. It’s about the 107 existing U.S. programs and authorities that can aid foreign militaries and police forces, or that involve the U.S. military providing foreign aid. 87 are Defense Department-run, compared to […]

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The Week Ahead

It’s going to be another busy one. Lots of colleagues from all over the region are in town for the Inter-American Human Rights Commission hearings. I look forward to attending the Colombia hearings, plus one on U.S. border security, on Tuesday, and I’ll be at four or five other related get-togethers and conversations with visitors. […]

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The week ahead

It’s going to be another busy one here in Washington. It’s mid-March and everything is in session, from Congress to the universities. And at the end of the week, the OAS Inter-American Human Rights Commission starts its semi-annual sessions, so a lot of colleagues from around the region will be in town. Just look at […]

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