Karl Rahder is an American journalist and regional analyst currently based in Ukraine. His areas of focus are the South Caucasus states (Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan), Ukraine, US foreign policy and international security. Apart from his work as a journalist and analyst, he has taught international relations at universities in the US, the Republic of Georgia, and Azerbaijan. He is also skilled in digital photography.
Just prior to a critical parliamentary election, the Azerbaijani authorities suddenly arrest a number of political elites in a dramatic purge.
In late 2005, riot police violently break up a rally designed to trigger a "color revolution" in Azerbaijan.
Youth activists go on trial in Azerbaijan for plotting to overthrow the government of President Ilham Aliyev.
In Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko stages a convincing electoral comeback after being expelled as Prime Minister.
Men working at an oil derrick, Absheron Peninsula
At an opposition rally in Baku, 2005
Election season, Baku, 2005
Protest in Baku, 2005
Bloodshed and unrest break out during the 2008 parliamentary elections in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
From Tbilisi, Georgia, I look into street protests and simmering discontent as President Saakashvilii hangs on to power.
Part III of my interview with the Nagorno-Karabakh foreign minister.
Part I of my long discussion in 2009 with the foreign minister of the self-declared republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Azerbaijan Grapples With New Media Freedom: Political dissidents use social media in their fight for democratic reforms as the Azerbaijani government reacts.
My analysis for the University of Chicago's Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies on the increasing tension in Azerbaijan prior to the presidential election of 2013.