Date of Award

Fall 1-6-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Karen M Kern

Second Advisor

Jonathan Rosenberg

Academic Program Adviser

Karen M Kern


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.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.