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).
Spend More on the Climate, Less on the Military
November 29 - The U.S. military is beginning to see climate change as a security threat, but the government isn't making it a high enough priority. Published in Common Dreams and The (Brunswick, ME) Times Record.
Military Spending Takes its Place at the Table
November 11 - The military spending cuts proposed by the Deficit Reduction Commission is both good and bad for a truly sustainable defense budget.
Military vs. Climate Security: The 2011 Budgets Compared
October 26 - The gap between federal spending on military as opposed to climate security has narrowed but compared to China our progress is meager.