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

Escaping the refugee crisis

/ Sep 3, 2015

Escaping the refugee crisis

The best way to help refugees would be for affluent countries to provide much more support for the poorer countries that are sheltering the vast majority of them.

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.