William Keylor, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on United States President Elect Donald Trump’s policy toward Asia.
From the interview:
I think that he was emphasizing the fact that the most of America’s allies, both in Europe and in Asia, are from his point of view, do not pay their fair share of the burden…. I don’t think he knows much about Japan’s contribution, but he certainly has included Japan and South Korea in that analysis. From his point of view, the American economy is in difficult shape. I personally believe that he is exaggerating the difficulties that the United States faces economically, but he has said this over and over again. And he has appealed particularly to those people in the United States who have lost jobs and who are frustrated that they understand that the America’s allies are receiving all of this ― all of this financial assistance, they are not getting anything.
You can view the entire segment here.
Keylor served four consecutive terms as Chairman of the Department of History at Boston University (1988-2000) and has been Director of the International History Institute since 1999. At Boston University, he has received the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Methodist Scholar-Teacher Award. Learn more about him here.