Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She directs its Peace Economy Transitions Project which focuses on helping to build the foundations of a postwar economy at the federal, state and local levels. She co-chairs the Budget Priorities Working Group, the principal information-sharing collaboration of U.S. NGOs working on reducing Pentagon spending.

In addition to articles and opeds, her publications include two report series. “Military vs. Climate Security” compares federal spending on the two security domains, and argues for a shift of security resources toward mitigating climate change. “A Unified Security Budget for the United States” examined the balance of spending on military forces, homeland security and non-military foreign engagement and argues for a rebalanced security budget.

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). 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.


Dems: What about the Military Budget?

The Democratic candidates will debate each other tonight, but not the metastasizing military budget.

Bush Budget Adds to Military, Cuts Prevention

Voters—Republicans and Democrats alike—are telling pollsters they want, not a modest course correction, not a turned page, but a whole new book.

Military vs. Climate Security

The Budgets Compared.

The Bhutto Dynasty Must End Now

…and should have ended with Bhutto the First.

Defense Dollars

It’s time for the United States to stop running a post-Cold War empire.

Pushback to Unilateralism: the China-India-Russia Alliance

New China-India-Russia security cooperation: a threat to U.S. security or a door to true multilateralism?

How to Create More Jobs

Don’t do it with military spending or tax cuts, a new study shows.

The GWOT Effect of Arms for Dictators

Winning the War on Terror by spreading democracy? Our arms sales policy is working in the opposite direction.

The Post-Washington Dissensus

The Washington Consensus is dead. Here’s what needs to take its place.

Inside Pakistan’s Struggle for Democracy

Can Pakistan peacefully negotiate its way out of a military dictatorship? Here’s how.

The Agrofuels Trap

What’s wrong with “biofuels”? Here’s the answer.

Death at a Distance: The U.S. Air War

The mostly hidden story of escalated aerial bombardments in Iraq and elsewhere in the region.

Why Saudi Arabia? Why Now?

Read the back story on why the administration thinks this deal makes sense.

Blair to Brown: Something New Under the Sun?

The new British prime minister wants to limit his own war powers? What gives? What else does he have in mind?

Listen To The World A Minute, Please

A majority of Americans and the world want a change in Bush’s failed foreign policy.

To improve security, follow the money

A unified security budget is the first step towards fixing our nation’s distorted security priorities.

Earth to Bush: Iraq isnt South Korea

The Iraq-South Korea connection: a warning flag, and a chance to open up debate on U.S. “occupations” around the globe.

And You Thought the Cold War Was Gone For Good?

The administration’s plan to install anti-ballistic missiles in Poland is being greeted with healthy skepticism is Congress.