Major Department

Interdepartmental Studies


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


BA (Bachelor of Arts)

Session and Year of Graduation

Spring 2018

Honors Major Advisor

Wentzel, Emily

Thesis Mentor

Giblin, Jim


This thesis reviews existing literature on domestic affairs in Morocco and its interactions with the United States with the goal of examining the main reasons why both countries have been in positive relations throughout their shared history. Through an extensive analysis of time periods that include their origin of international relations, the American-led invasion of Axis-controlled Morocco during World War II, and the Cold War collaboration between both countries, I argue that the current friendship between the United States and Morocco is the result of unprecedented and unexpected actions taken by leaders in both countries on behalf of the other. The actions of different Moroccan kings, American leaders, and foreign powers all shaped the narrative that progressively strengthened the bond between Morocco and the United States enough to ensure both would remain friendly with each other continuing into the twenty-first century.


Morocco, United States, relations, diplomacy, history

Total Pages

27 pages


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