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: January 22, 2020

I’ll be very hard to contact today. (How to contact me) I’m in El Paso this morning, and plan to spend the day with a full agenda in Ciudad Juárez. I’ll be difficult to reach and barely even able to check messages.

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The day ahead: January 21, 2020

I’ll be super-hard to reach today. (How to contact me) Good morning from El Paso, Texas. I’m here with a group organized by WOLA’s partnerships team, and we have a full schedule of meetings with experts, service providers, and law enforcement all around the city. I’m guiding the agenda and driving a big huge van, […]

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The day ahead: January 20, 2020

I’ll be very hard to reach until Friday. (How to contact me) I’m going to the airport in a little while, for a 3 1/2-day trip to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. I return to Washington late Thursday evening. I’ll be difficult to contact while I’m away.

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The day ahead: January 17, 2020

I’ll be hard to reach today, and for the next week. (How to contact me) This is my last workday in Washington until next Friday: I’m spending Monday through Thursday in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Today is full of meetings (again): another session of WOLA’s annual strategic planning in the morning, and a few […]

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The day ahead: January 16, 2020

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m not going to be available at all today. I’m looking at several hours of annual internal planning meetings, some interviews of assistant candidates, and a meeting of groups working on security assistance. I may not see the inside of my office, or a computer […]

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The day ahead: January 15, 2020

I’ll be intermittently reachable, mostly in the morning. (How to contact me) I had hoped to attend the Wilson Center’s annual Mexico security conference this morning, but my schedule might not allow it. I have to do more preparation for a trip to El Paso and Juárez next week with a group of supporters (we […]

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The day ahead: January 14, 2020

I’m hard to reach for most of the day. (How to contact me) This morning I’m interviewing two candidates for a program assistant position, but otherwise in the office. Mid-day I head over to the annual conference of the Forum on the Arms Trade, where I’m speaking on a panel at around 12:45. I head […]

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The day ahead: January 13, 2020

I’ll be reachable most of the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m in Washington all week, though I’ve got more than 25 hours of meetings and event on the calendar, so I might be difficult to contact. I’ll be in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez for most of next week. Today is mostly about planning. […]

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The day ahead: January 10, 2020

I’m in meetings all afternoon. (How to contact me) Much of today will be taken up by beginning-of-year planning. I’ll be working at home in the morning on my internal planning documents (this takes a while because I work with a couple of programs at WOLA). Then we have an all-hands planning meeting in the […]

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The day ahead: January 9, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day, especially the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m in the office today. I’ll be recording a podcast about Venezuela in the morning, and mainly working on my annual planning documents, for WOLA’s beginning-of-year internal process, in the afternoon and early evening.

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The day ahead: January 7, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Other than a phone call and a meeting mid-afternoon, I should be in the office all day. I’ll be doing a memo on Colombia, working on beginning-of-year planning documents, and setting up travel to El Paso in two weeks.

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The day ahead: January 6, 2020

I won’t be at my desk much today, and thus hard to reach. (How to contact me) It’s the first day since mid-December when everyone is going to be back in the office. I’ll be there, and in Washington, all of this week, with a relatively light schedule—except for today. The morning will be full […]

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The day ahead: January 3, 2020

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) It’s January 3, my calendar is free and there will be few calls and emails. I’m tempted to use a vacation day—but I’ll be dropping the kid off at school this morning, which brings me to the same neighborhood as the office. I’ll stay […]

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The day ahead: January 2, 2020

I’ll be reachable in the morning, less so in the afternoon. (How to contact me) Happy new year. I’m back in town after many visits with relatives. Today will be a very slow day at work, and while I’m tempted to take the day off entirely, I’ll be going in to the office this morning […]

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The day ahead: December 18, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’m expecting today to be the last truly “busy” day of the year (decade!). I’m on a panel mid-day at the OAS Inter-American Defense College, talking to a Latin American military audience about the role of the armed forces in public security and politics. After […]

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