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: July 16, 2019

I should be reachable much of the day. (How to contact me) I somehow managed to steer all meetings away from this Tuesday, and am writing at home all day. I’ll be checking messages intermittently.

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The day ahead: July 11, 2019

I should be reachable in the late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m recording a podcast with a visitor from Guatemala, having lunch with a colleague from Colombia, and jumping on a conference call with border groups. In the latter part of the afternoon, I’ll be in the office doing some writing about Colombia. Sometime […]

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The day ahead: July 10, 2019

I’m around for much of the day. (How to contact me) After a meeting-filled Tuesday, I have some time today to write. I’ll be finishing a quick analysis of the mess at the border this morning. In the afternoon, I’m going to a sit-down with a group of visiting Colombian legislators, and keeping an eye […]

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The day ahead: July 9, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’ll be in the office at WOLA all day, but recording a podcast, meeting a visiting researcher, participating in two internal meetings, and jumping on a conference call with border advocacy groups.

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The day ahead: July 8, 2019

I’ll be reachable in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m back from a week of visiting several family members. Everyone seems to be doing well, and the summer weather cooperated. It was a good vacation. I’ll be devoting this first day back to catching up. The morning is all staff meetings and check-ins. During […]

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The day ahead: July 1, 2019

I’m on vacation this week. (How to contact me) I’m spending this week, which includes a major U.S. holiday, visiting relatives. I will be difficult to contact and probably not posting here very often. I’ll be back next week.

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The day ahead: June 24, 2019

I should be around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I returned late Saturday night from a very interesting and productive visit to the UK for an off-the-record discussion of “territorial stabilization” in Colombia. This week, I’m focused on the border, and on the issue of coca eradication in Colombia: we expect the U.S. […]

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The day ahead: June 18, 2019

I’m around from late morning to late afternoon. Then I’m gone for the rest of the week. (How to contact me) I go to the airport late afternoon—I’ll be in the UK for a Wilton Park conference on “stabilization” (getting government and services into territory) in Colombia. I’ll be away for the rest of the […]

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The day ahead: June 17, 2019

I’m around in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m off to the UK tomorrow afternoon for a Colombia conference, so today will be my only full day in Washington this week. After the weekly morning staff meeting, I’ll be at my desk taking care of a list of smaller tasks that must get done […]

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The day ahead: June 13, 2019

I’m in meetings except for mid-day and late afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m guest-teaching a class at the Foreign Service Institute this morning. Then I have a telephone interview with a reporter, and I’ll be taking part in an NGO meeting with a Colombian government official in the afternoon. By the time today is […]

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The day ahead: June 10, 2019

I’ll be hard to reach today. (How to contact me) I’ve got internal meetings all morning. Then lunch with a Colombian journalist. Then I’ll be on a panel at a public Colombia event hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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The day ahead: June 7, 2019

I’m in the office in the morning, writing at home in the afternoon. (How to contact me) I’m deep into working on a report about the border. Available, though replies may be delayed.

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The day ahead: June 6, 2019

I’m in meetings until late afternoon. (How to contact me) After a day at home writing, I’m back in the working world today. A meeting with congressional staff, lunch with a new intern, interviewing a candidate for a senior position at WOLA, and a meeting at USAID. I should be back in the office near […]

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The day ahead: May 31, 2019

I’m off today. (How to contact me) I’m taking the day off, the first one in weeks after a lot of travel. I look forward to catching up on sleep, laundry, and perhaps even this website. I’ll be back at work on Monday.

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The day ahead: May 30, 2019

I’m around in the early afternoon. (How to contact me) I’ve got four meetings on the schedule today—a journalist, an internal management meeting, a former executive-branch official and a new legislative-branch staffer. When not in those meetings—mainly, during lunch hour and just afterward—I’ll be in the office trying to respond to communications that went unanswered, […]

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