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

Battle Over Bases

Rumsfeld had dreams of radically rearranging the U.S. empire of bases. Here's what happened instead.

Anti-nuclear Nuclearism

Don't count on the Obama administration having vigorous nuclear disarmament and antiproliferation policies that start at home.

Abdicating U.S. Nonproliferation Leadership

The tricks conservatives use to defend a Republican president for dragging his feet on nonproliferation, as well as obstructing it, are the same they will use to cast an administration that dares to be rein in nuclear weapons as soft on security.
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