Foreign Policy In Focus
Institute for Policy Studies
Washington, DC, 20036
Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, writing and speaking on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She has recently published a report, "Military vs. Climate Security: Mapping the Shift from the Bush Years to the Obama Era," a follow-up to her other publication, "The Budgets Compared: Military vs. Climate Security." Miriam also leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.” Formerly she was editor, researcher and finally director of the National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
With William Hartung of the New America Foundation, she is co-editor of the book "Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).
Letter to the Ed
Trade-Offs Needed to Enhance U.S. Soft Power
May 8 - The U.S. government needs to develop a unified national security budget that allows the president and the Congress to make trade-offs like these.
No Peace Dividend? Not So Fast
April 16 - The ending of the wars is coinciding with a broader defense downsizing.
Defense Braces for a Bad Decade
March 3 - Rather than just sitting on the sidelines, watching in anxiety and frustration as this Washington catfight proceeds, defense-dependent communities and workers should get going on the proverbial Plan B.