Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. founded Palmer Coates LLC in 2005. His education and professional career have centered on international affairs, including foreign policy and defense. A graduate of Harvard College (a.b. cum laude, 1974) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D., 1980) where he was Director of The Fletcher Forum, the school’s foreign affairs journal, he has served as a national security official in the administrations of Presidents Reagan, G.H.W. Bush and G.W. Bush.
Mr. Bloomfield was appointed by President Bush to be the U.S. Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction from 2008-09 with the rank of Ambassador. From 2001-2005 he was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, also serving as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Humanitarian Mine Action. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1992-93), Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1991-02), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1988-89).
published in Where is Iran Heading? — Regime’s Battle for Supremacy or Survival, Francois Cocombet (ed), (Paris, La Fondation d’Etudes pour le Moyen-Orient, May 2017)
“While countries normally strive to be better known and understood in order that their national interests may be respected by others, Iran’s ruling regime thrives on quite the opposite phenomenon: being misunderstood….The result is that the revolutionary government that has held power in Iran for the past 38 years is perceived differently by at least seven different major constituencies within and outside the country.”
From Amb. Bloomfield’s prepared statement: “Russia’s hope is that our political differences can be exacerbated, and internal divisions sharpened, such that the left and the right, Republicans and Democrats, coastal elites and the red state heartland, will never find common ground….Read More
“[T]his won’t change the military situation; it does change the political situation….All eyes are on the Trump Administration to say ‘Where do we go from here?’ and there are places they can go with this that could be very productive.”Read More