Nerses Kopalyan

Associate Professor-in-Residence of Political Science
Expertise: International Relations, Superpowers and Polarity Studies, International Security and Terrorism, Caucasus and Eurasia


Nerses Kopalyan is an associate professor-in-residence of political science at the UNLV. His fields of specialization include international relations, polarity and superpowers, political theory, and philosophy of science. He has conducted extensive research on analytic philosophy, feminist theory, and paradigm building. He is the co-author of Sex, Power, And Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). He is also the author of World Political Systems After Polarity (Routledge, 2017). His current research concentrates on political violence and terrorism, and its impact on geopolitical and great power relations.

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The Times of Israel
Azerbaijan has been accused of war crimes and human rights abuses – it displays great hostility to one of Israel's biggest allies.
Figaro Vox
The war in Ukraine has rattled global energy markets, fueled inflation and prompted the European Union to seek alternatives to Russian natural gas. The EU has found nothing better than to beg from Azerbaijan. However, she would have to look elsewhere, and quickly.
Nerses Kopalyan, Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, talks to CivilNet about his recent article entitled The False Promise of Security: Why the Opposition Protests in Armenia Are Struggling to Gain Traction. Professor Kopaylan discusses police brutality in Armenia, the “democracy versus security” narrative, and where the protests may be heading towards.
Massis Post
The consequences of the 2020 Artsakh War produced two expansive modes of crises in Armenia, one specific to the country’s security architecture, and the other specific to domestic political stability.

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