John Moroz Smith has worked in legal, business, and national security communities. His service in the White House, the U.S. military, the chambers of then-Judge Samuel Alito, and a global defense company have informed his various efforts to help Ukraine, Russia, and three other post-Soviet states transform into free and healthy nations. Learning Ukrainian from his WW II-refugee mother and Russian from Princeton University, the author’s stints since 1992 include a scholar of post-Soviet transition, a humanitarian medical aid worker, an election observer during the Orange Revolution, a lawyer in civil and criminal matters, a lecturer for Ukrainian lawyers and judges, a speaker and facilitator of conferences in Ukraine cosponsored by BYU Law School, a trainer of Ukrainian soldiers during a NATO mission, and a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Russia and Ukraine.

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