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Muhammad Hamid Zaman

Muhammad Hamid Zaman

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Muhammad Hamid Zaman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and International Health at Boston University, is the author of Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle between People and Pathogens (Harper Wave, 2020).

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  1. The Challenge of Convergent Crises
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    The Challenge of Convergent Crises

    Feb 24, 2022 Muhammad Hamid Zaman says the connection between conflict, climate change, and antimicrobial resistance is becoming hard to ignore.

  2. Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease
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    Learning from COVID to Fight Drug-Resistant Disease

    Jul 6, 2021 Muhammad Hamid Zaman hopes the new attention to public health will translate into preparedness for the next major challenge.

  3. Tackling Pandemics at Their Root
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    Tackling Pandemics at Their Root

    Jun 17, 2020 Muhammad Hamid Zaman urges tighter regulation of animal markets to help prevent a sequel to the COVID-19 crisis.

  4. The Climate-Conflict Nexus
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    The Climate-Conflict Nexus

    Dec 19, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman calls for evidence-based, systems-level solutions to two mutually reinforcing public-health threats.

  5. Engineering Better Refugee Health Care
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    Engineering Better Refugee Health Care

    Aug 18, 2017 Muhammad Hamid Zaman shows how technological and logistical expertise can improve medical care for displaced people.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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