It is indeed unfortunate at times. I was talking to an American-Pakistani, he was a flight test engineer on the E/A-18G Growlers. It is very hard to get a position if the clearance parameters are not met.@JamD taking our "it's a shame..." mantra...it's a shame we don't have an Airbus or Boeing equivalent in the Muslim countries to absorb this labour.
Even if we can't keep them within specific countries, it would be nice if we could channel the talent to create ITAR-free products for Bangladesh, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, etc (and manufacture from those lands via a collective consortium).
I just can't imagine how much collective talent (across BD, Iran, Pak, etc) we're losing, and how much more we're not leveraging (e.g., in South Africa, Brazil, Ukraine, etc) with the copious amounts of hydrocarbon wealth.