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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

Op-Ed
Defense Braces for a Bad Decade
March 3 - Rather than just sitting on the sidelines, watching in anxiety and frustration as this Washington catfight proceeds, defense-dependent communities and workers should get going on the proverbial Plan B.

Blog
Sequestration: Our Military is Due for Downsizing
February 22 - In fact, sequestration will not "gut" our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars. Published in Common Dreams and The Albany Tribune and Epoch Times.

Commentary
The Pentagon Is Ripe for Reduction
December 12 - The U.S. is finally about to turn around a 13-year-long surge in Pentagon spending.

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