David Davidian

Adjunct Lecturer

David Davidian joined AUA in 2015. He received a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and worked at the Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Plant as a Reactor Engineer. David went on to graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts for Systems Engineering and Control Systems. He worked for eleven years at NEC Electronics initially as a Diagnostics Programmer, later in HW and SW design, Technical Marketing, and eventually Engineering Manager. David subsequently worked for the Armenian Minister of Communications in 1992 and proposed an information infrastructure program for Armenia. Two years later, he introduced the same for Artsakh. He spent eleven years at Sun Microsystems as a Field Applications Engineer, then as a Principle Engineer in Technical Intelligence Analysis.  From 2006 to 2011, he worked at IBM Federal as a Technical Intelligence Analyst and as IBM Federal's Systems Architect for the US Air Force. David spent two years as a Systems Architect at Oracle Corporation before he and his family moved to Armenia in 2014. David has US Patents in his name: Feed Forward Neural Network, Integer Divide Using Shift and Subtract, and Memory with Phase Locked Loop Input.

Higher Education:

1977, BS in Nuclear Engineering

University of Massachusetts

Courses Taught:

  • How Things Work
  • The Scientific Method and Critical Thinking
  • Computer Organization
  • Network Programming
  • Technology Marketing


  1. Azerbaijan’s Folly in Tehran, Febrary 9, 2019, Modern Diplomacy
  2. Trump’s Golan Heights Declaration: The Message to Azerbaijan, March 25, 2019, Modern Diplomacy
  3. The Israeli Knesset, the Yezidi Genocide, and Machiavelli, December 2, 2018, The Times of Israel
  4. The Curious Treaty of Kars, September 11, 2018, Modern Diplomacy
  5. Oligarchies and Strategic Danger to Small-State Security, May 18, 2018, EVN Report
  6. A Convenient Recognition of Genocide, May 17, 2018, The Times of Israel
  7. Threatening to Recognize a Genocide, April 2, 2018, Times of Israel
  8. Was Armenia’s UN Jerusalem Vote Wasted? January 13, 2018, Modern Diplomacy
  9. Returns on Diplomatic Investment: Zionist Policies and the Armenians, January 4, 2018, Modern Diplomacy
    Why Azerbaijan is Unable to Offer Viable Solutions to the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict , October 16, 2017, Modern Diplomacy
  10. eBook: The Coming Cyber Storm- Examining the Russia-US-China Hacking Nexus (Chapter 4), September 19, 2017, Modern Diplomacy eBook 02
  11. The Republic of Turkey, the 2017 G20 Summit, and the “Calculation”, July 10, 2017, Times of Israel
  12. The Price of Opportunism: Georgia’s Saakashvilli and the Lessons of History, July 4, 2017, Modern Diplomacy
  13. The Challenge of the Indigenous Arms Industry: The Ascendant and Dependent Classes, March 23, 2017, Modern Diplomacy
  14. Геноциды, которых никогда не было: Дженин – Западный Берег и Ходжалы — Нагорный Карабах, (Russian translation of Jenin/Khojaly article), March 13, 2017, Arevelk Analytic Center
    Genocides that Never Were: Jenin, West Bank, and Khojaly, Nagorno-Karabakh, March 6, 2017, The Times of Israel
  15. The Programmable Diplomatic Kill Switch, publication date January 22, 2017, Modern Diplomacy
  16. Политика Израиля по Голанским высотам и будущее Нагорного Карабаха (Russian translation of Golan Heights/Nagorno-Karabakh article), December 21, 2016, Arevelk Analytic Center
  17. Сила и возможности: Турецкие стратегические притязания от Северной Сирии до иракского Курдистана (Russian translation of Turkish Stratigic Positioning article), December 21, 2016, Arevenk Analytic Center
  18. Power and Opportunity: Turkish Strategic Positioning from Northern Syria through Iraqi Kurdistan, November 29, 2016, International Affairs Forum
  19. President-elect and a safer south Caucasus? November 16, 2016, Transconflict
  20. European Union's No-Sum Game on Nagorno-Karabakh, November 1, 2016, International Affairs Forum
  21. Denial and its Unfortunate Diversity, October 23, 2016, Times of Israel
  22. Armenia's new government and policy analysis, October 18, 2016, Transconflict
  23. Land for Peace – Why Would it Ever Work?, August 15, 2016, Times of Israel
  24. Events in Armenia, July 2016 – fortuitous or planned conflict management?, August 11, 2016, Transconflict
  25. The Deadly Cost of Silence on Genocide,, May 23, 2016, Times of Israel
  26. Nagorno-Karabakh and the fate of Azerbaijan's hydrocarbon transport pipelines, May 12, 2016, Transconflict
  27. Nagorno-Karabakh and negotiation insanity, April 26, 2016, Transconflict
  28. [Russian Translation of] European Union's No-Sum Game on Nagorno-Karabakh, November 21, 2016, Arevelk Analytic Center
  29. Situational Awareness in UAV Infrastructures, September 2015, Acedemia.edu
  30. [Armenian translation of Situational Awareness in UAV Infrastructures]: Անօդաչու Թռչող Սարքերից ստացված տվյալների մշակման խնդիրները, September 2015, Acedemia.edu


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