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Newsletters

Mar
02
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.
3 min read
Nov
10
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.
2 min read
Nov
03
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.
2 min read
Oct
29
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.
5 min read
Oct
27
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.
3 min read
Sep
23
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.
2 min read
Sep
16
Xinjiang, a most perfect dystopia | Borderline #19

Xinjiang, a most perfect dystopia | Borderline #19

“It is the world's most sophisticated surveillance state.”
3 min read
Sep
09
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.
5 min read
Jul
07
"Why should my gratitude be any more explicit than yours?"

"Why should my gratitude be any more explicit than yours?"

Dina Nayeri, author of The Ungrateful Refugee, on everything newcomers keep from the native-born
3 min read
Jun
30
Loving a country sneaks up on you

Loving a country sneaks up on you

"It's a melancholy feeling to be othered by the State just as I'm starting to feel like I belong here."
4 min read