Armenian News Network/Groong Week in Review - May 29, 2022
02:27 Russia’s Geopolitics: We’ll get an update on the war as well as trying to understand what Russia’s endgame is in Ukraine and how it may affect our region.
23:10 Armenia-Russia Relations: Next, we try to understand the dynamics of Armenia-Russian relations as well as the outlook for the future.
42:38 Israeli Interests and Armenia: Lastly, taking advantage of our guest’s area of expertise, we look at Israeli-Armenian relations, the history of failures in this area and what is needed for Armenia to finally start to derive some benefits from working in this complex environment.
Dr. Sergei Melkonian, who is an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), He has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and has served as assistant to President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, on Russia and Middle East politics. He is CEO and Chief Editor of the Analytical Portal «International Studies», and a co-founder of the “Armenian Project” NGO.
Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq
Episode 140 | Recorded: Monday, May 30, 2022 Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20220529.html
Dr. Sergei Melkonian is an Academic Director at the Armenian Research Foundation. He served as assistant to President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, on Russia and Middle East politics. Sergei is currently a Research Fellow at APRI Armenia and the Institute of Oriental Studies, and also Assistant Professor at Yerevan State University and the Russian-Armenian University. He is a co-founder of the Armenian Project NGO.