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For Peter Singer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The pope prompts a rethink about contraception

Feb 13, 2015

The pope prompts a rethink about contraception

As Pope Francis was returning from the Philippines to Rome last month, he raised the issue of whether it is legitimate for outside agencies to promote family planning in developing countries. There are several reasons why it is.

West versus Islamic State: the ransom dilemma

Dec 12, 2014

West versus Islamic State: the ransom dilemma

The refusal to pay ransoms to terrorists can seem callous, but in truth it is the only ethical policy. Governments that pay ransoms to save some of their citizens' lives put the remainder of their citizens — and others — at greater risk.