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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

Blog
New Economy Transformation: Obama Budget Won't Help
February 16 - The military spending cut is real for the first time, but only about one percent of the Pentagon's total.

Op-Ed
Obama's New Military Strategy Doesn't Add Up
January 9 - What happened to the idea of saving money? Published in Antiwar.com and The Lahaina (HI) News.

Op-Ed
Military Spending is the Weakest Job Creator
December 12 - A study commissioned by the largest defense industry trade association says that military spending creates jobs. The facts, however, indicate otherwise.

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