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).
Remembering Claudette Munson
August 17 - Among the leaders of a movement to turn the end of the Cold War into economic opportunity was a mother of four in St. Paul, Minnesota, who had spent 14 years soldering circuit boards for nuclear submarines. Claudette Munson died of cancer on July 25.
Will Panetta Help the State Department?
August 8 - It is official U.S. doctrine that defense, diplomacy and development are co-equal contributors to our security.
Report of the Task Force on a Unified Security Budget for the United States
June 30 - With military cuts now on the negotiating table, here's a set of expert recommendations on what to cut and yet keep us safe and secure. Published in CNN Money and Politico and The Hill and PressTV and American Chronicle and Talking Points Memo and Press TV (Tehran) and Salon.com and The Nation and The Hill.