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: September 19, 2018

I’ll be most reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m deep into two writing projects and will work from home this morning. I have two phone interviews scheduled for mid-day and will be in the office, writing and conference-organizing, in the afternoon.

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The day ahead: September 18, 2018

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Through some freak accident of scheduling, I’ve got no commitments on the calendar this Tuesday. I’ll be in the office all day writing our big Colombia report, and helping to plan a big Colombia conference that will take place four weeks from today.

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The day ahead: September 17, 2018

I’ll be most reachable in the late morning and early afternoon. (How to contact me) Today I’ll be in an all-hands office meeting in the morning, and in the late afternoon in a meeting of groups that work on Colombia. In the middle, I’ve got a few small tasks that need to get done, particularly having […]

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The week ahead

I’m in town all five days, but it’s a bit of a scattered week. Several meetings on the calendar, WOLA’s annual human rights awards on Thursday night, some writing to move forward, and organizing an all-day Colombia conference that we’re planning for October 16th. The writing will mostly be drafting a big report based on […]

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Just sent out a weekly update

Here’s the latest. New border/migration data, upcoming events, links to good reading, news, and—of course—music recommendations. To get these in your e-mail, just add your name and e-mail here, and look for the confirmation e-mail in your inbox. I promise never to share your e-mail address with anyone.

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The day ahead: September 14, 2018

I’ll be available in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I just sent off a draft of a long article about the Trump administration’s Colombia policy, to a Colombian publication. Now I need to figure out what to do with the English version. It’s quite long. Otherwise, I’ve got a few phone call/interviews scheduled for this morning. […]

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The day ahead: September 13, 2018

I’ll be most reachable mid-day. (How to contact me) I’m taking my daughter to a doctor checkup in the morning, and have a meeting with Senate staff mid-afternoon. Otherwise, I’ll be in the office writing, mostly the same Colombia writing project from which I got sidetracked yesterday by CBP’s release of migrant apprehension numbers. (They […]

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The day ahead: September 12, 2018

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I’m back from Colombia, back from my birthday day off, and in the office for the rest of the week. Today will be packed with small tasks; I want to get a lot of writing done about Colombia and a draft memo about Guatemala, and I […]

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The day ahead: September 11, 2018

I’ll be off the grid today. (How to contact me) Today is my 48th birthday and I’m taking the day off, mainly to recover and reorganize after my trip to Colombia. I’ll be back tomorrow.

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The day ahead: September 10, 2018

I should be reachable for much of the afternoon. (How to contact me) It’s the first day back after a long trip, and a Monday. I expect to spend much of the day in internal meetings, and clearing out my (not too overflowing) email and other inboxes. If there’s time, I’ll be fixing the Spanish […]

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The week ahead

As of Saturday evening, I’m back after nine days of travel to Colombia. On the plane, I managed to finish organizing all my notes from our field research into a 57-page matrix. If all goes well, I’ll spend the next several days turning that into a draft report on post-peace-accord security, organized crime trends, protection […]

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A new weekly update goes out at noon Eastern

A second weekly update, featuring highlights from this website, goes out at noon to my small but growing list of e-mail subscribers. This one has loads of links to important things to read from the past month. It also brings together my own writing, about Colombia and the border, during what was an unusually prolific August week. […]

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The day ahead: August 31, 2018

I’ll be traveling and impossible to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m going to the airport shortly, for a trip to Colombia that will take me to a few destinations over the next nine days. By the middle of next week, I’ll be in Bogotá, but until then I’ll be hard to contact. (And even then, […]

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The day ahead: August 30, 2018

I’ll be difficult to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m going to Colombia tomorrow morning. Today, just consider me gone already—I’ll be packing for a complicated rural trip, and scrambling to finish as much writing as possible before I go.

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The day ahead: August 29, 2018

I’m around, but working on a deadline. (How to contact me) Other than a Skype meeting with European diplomats this morning, I’m in the office. However, since I’m leaving the country in 48 hours (going to Colombia) and still have a lot of writing to finish, I may not be easy to reach.

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