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: 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 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 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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The day ahead: August 28, 2018

I’ll be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m guest-teaching an “Andean Republics” class at the Foreign Service Institute this morning. Mid-day, I expect I’ll be helping launch a new report about the fallout from the “zero tolerance” policy at the border. Mid-afternoon I have a family medical errand (nothing serious), and will […]

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The day ahead: August 27, 2018

I’ll be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ve got a morning staff meeting, and an open afternoon in the office. I’ll be working extra-late because I have to pick up my daughter tonight not far from the office. As the day progresses, I’ll be taking care of some small but time-sensitive items, […]

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The day ahead: August 24, 2018

I’ll be most reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m recording a segment of Voice of America’s venerable Foro Interamericano program this morning. Then I’ll be in the office, writing again, making progress on a very long draft article about the Trump administration and Colombia’s peace process.

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The day ahead: August 23, 2018

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) On what looks to be one of the last quiet days of late August, I plan to go deep into writing mode, posting a new Colombia update and making substantial progress on a several-thousand-word article about U.S. policy toward Colombia for a Colombian publication. […]

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