Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

History

First Advisor

Karen M Kern

Second Advisor

Jonathan Rosenberg

Academic Program Adviser

Karen M Kern

Abstract

This paper analyzes the beginnings of diplomacy between the United States and Saudi Arabia during the interwar years and World War II. It explores how national interest was decided upon, how oil companies affected American foreign policy, and the American government’s strategic interest in Saudi oil reserves.

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