The space and satellite communities thrive on international cooperation. The ISS is a shining example. Commercial space is a global business and civil space depends on data extracted from collaborative science and research projects. Today’s world is much more fractured. Cold War-era divisions are reappearing. The leading economies are walling themselves off. How are the leaders in our community navigating their organizations through these turbulent times? Is this new reality a short-term or long-term reality? How do divisions impact innovation and safety in space? This session will address the elephant in the room, and outline what’s at stake if we lose our ability collaborate with our international partners.