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 op eds, her publications include two report series. “Military vs. Climate Security” and “A Unified Security Budget for the United States”. She is also co-editor of the book Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).