This article explains it all. It's very simple, the United States needs to relax its paranoid mentality over space based partnerships, or else this nation is NEVER going to become a true space faring nation.
ITAR is ridiculously overbearing as it stands right now and needs to be severely modified. I talk about this in greater detail in my book, but the point is that you cannot expect the space market to expand, which can be an extremely lucrative market globally, if you choke it to death under old school paranoid cold war B.S.!!! Knock it off! Not every nation is planning to use space as a war zone, especially if nations are working together to accomplish whatever space based task their involved with.
Look, I sure as hell don't want to give Iran or Afghanistan serious spaced based technologies, but when the paranoia prevents legitimate companies from doing business in the space market, we have a problem. As the article itself states, "They seem to be happy that co-operation takes place in not-for-profit science related projects, but profit-making commercial ventures in the lucrative space market are still a no-no."
Stupid U.S. government...WAKE UP! Space, specifically commercial space, is the answer to the future prosperity of this nation if you just let it happen! Fix this ITAR mess and you'll see U.S. companies working with trustworthy and solid global partners on amazing and important space based endeavors...and the U.S. GDP will be the better for it.