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Miriam Pemberton
Research Fellow
Foreign Policy In Focus

miriam@ips-dc.org
Institute for Policy Studies
Washington, DC, 20036


Foreign Policy In Focus

Miriam Pemberton

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).

Recent Work

Op-Ed
Ripe for Reduction
December 12 - The pending budget deal must include long-overdue military spending cuts. Published in Counterpunch and The Liberty (TX) Vindicator and The San Antonio Express-News.

Talking Points
Fact Sheet: "Rebalancing our National Security: The Benefits of Implementing a Unified Security Budget"
November 21 - We can save $440 billion over a 10-year period without compromising national security.

Report
Rebalancing Our National Security: The Benefits of Implementing a Unified Security Budget
October 31 - A team of experts recommend ways to rebalance our national security budget. Published in Foreign Policy and Politico and Think Progress and E News.

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