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).
Demilitarizing the Economy: A Movement is Underway
December 19 - As we end the longest period of war in our history, we should be entering a period of postwar downsizing - but what about the communities dependent on the massive post-9/11 military budget?
Beating Swords Into Solar Panels: Re-Purposing America's War Machine
September 19 - Why should we maintain our grossly expensive military-industrial complex when tax dollars are so desperately needed at home?
Letter to the Ed
Saving the Non-Defense Side of the Budget
August 8 - Throughout this century, the Pentagon's share of the budget has grown as the non-military portion has shrunk.