Our diplomats don’t “get” religion Admin Friday, January 30, 2015 Concerning the Middle East, the answer is not so much engagement; the key is factoring the religious beliefs and goals of the leaders into our foreign policy. Until we do, U.S. foreign policy is doomed to failure in the Middle East. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.