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).
A Military Budget of Add-ons, Not Choices, Makes the Security Imbalance Worse
February 1 - An emphasis on non-military engagement can't hide the fact that Obama is spending more on defense than Bush.
Bush-Style Military Spending Not Over Yet
November 24 - Obama's plans for change in defense spending are still mostly unrealized. Published in Common Dreams and The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) and The Bemidji (MN) Pioneer.
A Unified Security Budget for the United States, FY 2010
November 18 - Obama needs to shift away from his predecessor and usher in a new era of U.S. security policy.