Nerses Kopalyan

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


Nerses Kopalyan is an assistant 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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Nerses Kopalyan In The News

May 26, 2022
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
August 17, 2021
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.
Civil Net
June 22, 2021
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract Party won the election by a landslide. What happened and what does this say about polling in Armenia?

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