Miriam Pemberton

Author Bio

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).

Content by this author

Raiding the War Chest

It’s called “defense" spending, but how much of it is actually about defense? Here’s how we could save billions, and still have billions left to make the U.S. and the world more secure.

Global Green Jobs

Advocates for Green Jobs have been mostly long on enthusiasm and short on specifics. This piece fills in some key blanks.

Lessons From Iraq: Avoiding the Next War

The Iraq War disaster could actually have an upside of sorts. It should put quite a few policies and practices permanently off-limits. Here's a list, to argue about.
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