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: March 22, 2017

Today I should be out of meetings in the afternoon, but trying to write as quickly as possible. (How to contact me) The Human Rights Caucus hearing on Colombia, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed. (Thanks, “Trumpcare” bill.) So I won’t be spending today preparing testimony. Instead, I have a mandatory staff training all morning […]

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The day ahead: March 21, 2017

Today I’ll be very hard to contact. I may not be in my office at all. Text me if it’s urgent. (How to contact me) The Inter-American Human Rights Commission will be holding hearings this morning about Colombia and about U.S. migration and border-security policy. Simultaneously. So I’ll be at OAS headquarters from early morning until lunchtime. Then […]

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The day ahead: March 20, 2017

Today I’ll be pretty hard to contact: my only window when I’m not in meetings is between about 12 and 3, and I need to write. (How to contact me) I’ve got a staff meeting in the morning, a press interview in the afternoon, and I have to clear out of the office a bit early to […]

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The day ahead: March 17, 2017 ☘️

Today I’ll be hard to reach: lots of meetings, with short windows in which to write. (How to contact me) I’m still slogging through edits to our nearly-done compendium of 109 existing U.S. military aid programs. I made minimal progress on it yesterday, only devoting about two hours to it because the administration’s budget release generated a […]

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The day ahead: March 16, 2017

Today I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) Yesterday I said I’d hoped to finish editing our upcoming report’s descriptions of all 109 existing U.S. military assistance programs and authorities (those, both edited and unedited, are sitting online here for the moment). “By lunchtime,” I said, those would be done. I was way […]

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The day ahead: March 15, 2017

Today I should be reachable until about 1:30, after which I’m in meetings. (How to contact me) I’ll be devoting this morning entirely to finishing our big upcoming report cataloguing all U.S. military assistance programs and authorities. We’ve identified 109 of them—see the draft descriptions here. I hope to finish editing all 109 descriptions by lunchtime. […]

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The day ahead: March 14, 2017

Today I should be reachable, especially after late morning. (How to contact me) No snow this morning. The forecast 6-10 inches turned out to be about 2 inches of unflavored snow-cone ice blanketing Washington. That’s enough to open schools and the government a couple of hours late. So I’m at home until mid-morning. Otherwise I’ve […]

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The day ahead: March 13, 2017

Today I should be reachable for much of the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ll be in meetings for part of today—what promises to be a long weekly staff meeting, followed by an event on Venezuela here at WOLA–and then some time to focus on writing. I’ll be redrafting an upcoming commentary explaining the current […]

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