Strange Bedfellows: Understanding the Motives Behind the U.S.-Saudi Relationship from 1961-2016

dc.contributorO’Connell, Aaron B.
dc.creatorLee, Katie C.
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-23T19:52:55Z
dc.date.available2024-02-23T19:52:55Z
dc.date.issued2021-05
dc.description.abstractAfter Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, many Americans questioned why the United States, a proud democracy, continued to work alongside the repressive Saudi monarchy. This thesis addresses this question and explains how this partnership evolved between 1961 and 2016. Throughout this work, I explore the principal interests that drove and maintained the U.S.-Saudi relationship over time. Although the United States claimed to champion human rights in its foreign policy decision-making, I argue that mutual oil and security interests, rather than liberal reform, directed the two countries’ relations.
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/123770
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/50564
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPlan II Honors Theses - Openly Available
dc.rights.restrictionopen
dc.subjectSaudi Arabia
dc.subjectforeign policy
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectoil
dc.subjectsecurity
dc.subjectIran
dc.titleStrange Bedfellows: Understanding the Motives Behind the U.S.-Saudi Relationship from 1961-2016
dc.typethesis

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