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Every Borderline newsletter. Includes Substack and Isa's Notebook archives.

The triumph of “What’s in it for us?” immigration policy

The triumph of “What’s in it for us?” immigration policy

"Let them pick fruit" is not a slip up. It's a philosophy.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline
Belarus "weaponises" migrants, longtermism is BS and why we’re running out of translators | Borderline Brief #3

Belarus "weaponises" migrants, longtermism is BS and why we’re running out of translators | Borderline Brief #3

A weekly curation for global citizens. This week: Germany, Afghanistan, United States, Australia, Barbados, Belarus, Poland, European Union, the New York Times, Netflix, veterans and translators.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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Netflix vs Orthodox Jews, travel for the unvaxxed and deadbeat dads in blue helmets | Borderline Brief #2

Netflix vs Orthodox Jews, travel for the unvaxxed and deadbeat dads in blue helmets | Borderline Brief #2

A weekly curation for global citizens. This week: Cambodia, UN peacekeepers, Haredi Jews, Black Britons, US immigration, Afghan refugees, Facebook, Covid, climate, Antarctica, France, Mexico, Russia, China and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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Empire, Churchill and killing monarchs: footnotes on my conversation on (not quite) everything with Jonn Elledge

Empire, Churchill and killing monarchs: footnotes on my conversation on (not quite) everything with Jonn Elledge

I can't possibly summarise the latest episode but I can add plenty of footnotes.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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Squid Game, Afghan refugees and the UK's new nationality bill | Borderline Brief #1

Squid Game, Afghan refugees and the UK's new nationality bill | Borderline Brief #1

A weekly curation of news for global citizens: immigration, free movement, globalisation and more.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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The US reopens to foreign visitors* (*terms and conditions apply) | Borderline #20

The US reopens to foreign visitors* (*terms and conditions apply) | Borderline #20

I've lived through freedom fries and Brexit. But it's a first when a feud embroils 83% of the flags in my Twitter bio.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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Xinjiang, a most perfect dystopia | Borderline #19

Xinjiang, a most perfect dystopia | Borderline #19

“It is the world's most sophisticated surveillance state.”

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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Who are the real nomads? | Borderline (redux) #18

Who are the real nomads? | Borderline (redux) #18

Welcome to season 4 of the podcast and a revamped newsletter.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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