Dr. James D. Boys is a political historian specializing in the United States and its place in the world. He has a special interest in the study of the United States’ presidency and specifically in the administration of Bill Clinton. He has appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and was quoted extensively in its 2013 report on US-UK relations.

The Clinton administration’s formulation of foreign policy in the 1990s was the subject of James’ first book, Clinton’s Grand Strategy: US Foreign Policy in a Post-Cold War World (Bloomsbury, 2015).

James is continuing his research into the Clinton administration and has been commissioned to produce a manuscript on the US response to political violence and international terrorism in the decade leading up to 9/11. Clinton’s War on Terror will be published by Lynne Rienner in October 2018. Prior to that he was commissioned to complete a political biography of Hillary Clinton. Hillary Rising was published by Biteback in January 2016.

James is an Associate Professor of International Political Studies at Richmond University (London). From 2012-2015 he was a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London. He held a similar position at the University of North Dakota in 2009. 

James is a regular guest on TV and radio and is a familiar face to viewers of BBC News, Sky News CNBC and Al Jazeera English, where he brings his brand of analysis to a world-wide audience of over 140 million in over 100 countries. He is a regular guest on LBC 97.3 in London, appears most weeks on Monocle 24ensuring that this analysis reaches a massive domestic and international audience on a regular basis. He has also appeared on The Voice of America, Channel 4 News, Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

From 2012-2013 he was a Contributing Editor at The Commentator where he covered the US presidential election in a weekly column.

Follow this link to view James’ Media Showreel.

For more details about his career to date, view JDB Resume 2018

For a detailed list of James’ media appearances, view Media Work

Clinton’s Grand Strategy may be purchased HERE

Hillary Rising may be purchased HERE

Clinton’s War on Terror may be pre-ordered HERE