John J. Martin

John J. Martin is the global transparency fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). He earned his BA in International Relations from New York University.

The Caribbean Needs Better Access to Information to Get Ahead of Climate Change

October 06, 2017

Many Caribbean nations lack the proper information infrastructure to help them weather natural disasters. In September, Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean and Florida, killing at least 82, leaving thousands homeless and millions without power. Irma was one of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history to come over the Atlantic Ocean....

Can Election Hacking Be Good for Democracy?

June 13, 2017

Leaks are actually a fundamental step in the right direction toward a more democratic system. Russia very likely interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and, more recently, in the 2017 French presidential election. This occurred primarily through the leaking of internal emails and messages related to campaign activities of particular candidates. Although the...