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).
The Cold War Takes a Hit
April 7 - The new defense budget makes a down-payment on Obama's promise to get rid of obsolete military systems, but maintains an upward trajectory of military spending. Published in Foreign Policy In Focus and Common Dreams.
Budget Makes No 'Sweeping Shift' in Security Spending Yet
February 26 - The Obama administration's preliminary budget figures show a modest course correction to our highly militarized foreign policy. Published in Foreign Policy In Focus.
Keep Secretary Gates? This Simple Test Should Decide
November 17 - The idea of letting the current Defense Secretary keep his job is a hotly debated topic these days. Here's an easy way to decide. Published in Foreign Policy In Focus and Common Dreams.