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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

Letter to the Ed
Saving the Non-Defense Side of the Budget
August 8 - Throughout this century, the Pentagon's share of the budget has grown as the non-military portion has shrunk.

Letter to the Ed
Trade-Offs Needed to Enhance U.S. Soft Power
May 8 - The U.S. government needs to develop a unified national security budget that allows the president and the Congress to make trade-offs like these.

Blog
No Peace Dividend? Not So Fast
April 16 - The ending of the wars is coinciding with a broader defense downsizing.

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