Dr. James D. Boys is a Professor of International Political Studies at the UK’s leading Liberal Arts University and a regular commentator on global television and radio. He was a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London between 2012-2015 and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of North Dakota 2009-2010.
Dr. Boys is an expert on the political history of the United States, American politics, US Grand Strategy, and the American Presidency with a particular focus on the administration of Bill Clinton. He is the author of three books to date: Clinton’s Grand Strategy: US Foreign Policy in a Post-Cold War World (Bloomsbury, 2015); Hillary Rising (Biteback, 2016) and Clinton’s War on Terror (Lynne Rienner, 2018).
Boys appeared before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and was quoted extensively in its 2013 report on US-UK relations. His studies and research has brought him into contact with presidents, prime-ministers, national security advisers, presidential aides, cabinet secretaries, and leading journalists on both sides of the Atlantic.
His work has appeared in or been referenced in The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Express and many other global publications. Dr. Boys is a regular commentator on a wide array of international media outlets, including BBC News, Sky News, Al Jazeera English, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BBC World Service, Channel 4 News, ITN, Channel 5 News, France 24, and many global television networks. He is also a regular guest on LBC 97.3 in London and Monocle 24, The Voice of America, and Radio 5 Live ensuring his analysis regularly reaches a massive domestic and international audience of over 140 million in over 100 countries.
Dr. Boys was a Contributing Editor at The Commentator where he covered the 2012 US presidential election in a weekly column. His academic expertise is combined with direct experience of politics on both sides of the Atlantic. He has worked on Capitol Hill and held political office in the United Kingdom.
Boys received his PhD from the University of Birmingham, his Masters Degree from the Institute of United States Studies, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Leicester University.