August is here, which in Washington means fewer meetings and a chance to catch up on writing and research. This week I’ll be doing a lot of that. A big report on the current moment in Colombia’s “post-conflict” is slowly taking shape, but I don’t plan to finish/publish it until September. I’ll also be nailing down plans for an end-of-month visit to Colombia with a member of Congress.

I look forward to a week of keeping strange hours as I write thousands of words.