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).
Mass Transit Helps Cut Global Warming and War
July 16 - We need to start viewing climate change as both a security and environmental challenge. Published in The (Stroudsburg, PA) Pocono Record and The (Los Angeles, CA) Bell Gardens Sun and The (Marshall, MN) Independent and Common Dreams and The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times.
Marine Protection as Empire Expansion
May 6 - The Bush administration used marine protection as a cover for consolidating U.S. bases in the Pacific. The new president must reverse this policy.
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.