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).
Military vs. Climate Security: The 2011 Budgets Compared
October 25 - The gap between federal spending on military as opposed to climate security has narrowed but compared to China our progress is meager. Published in The Huffington Post and Reuters and Guardian Environment Network and TreeHugger.
More Jobs, Less War
October 4 - We should cut the military budget and use that money to fund our transition to a greener economy. Published in Truthout and The Portland (OR) Observer.
We Have to Trim the Bloated Pentagon Budget and Use the Cash for a 'Green Dividend' to Create Good Jobs
October 1 - How can we come out of this recession with a manufacturing sector and a workforce that are globally competitive, that produce things that people need in the new green economy?