Surmalu Blast | Foreign Relations | Resistance Movement | Ep #156 - Aug 21, 2022 [EP156]

Posted on Monday, Aug 22, 2022 | Series: WIR

Armenian News Network/Groong Week in Review - August 21, 2022


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:44 Surmalu Blast
    • 01:44 What happened in Surmalu market?
    • 07:41 Why did Pashinyan jump the gun to declare that it’s not terrorism?
    • 08:45 Russian note of protest on anti-Russian sentiments in information sphere
    • 12:55 A mayoral campaign in the midst of tragedy?
    • 19:01 Policy response: ban fireworks?
  • 21:52 Foreign Relations
    • 21:52 Aliyev rejects Artsakh status
    • 28:26 Aghavno/Berdzor handed over
    • 41:50 Papikyan in Moscow
    • 43:28 Iranian red lines, again
    • 48:03 Checkpoints for Azerbaijan
  • 53:48 Resistance Movement
  • 1:01:12 Ending


  • Dr. Benyamin Poghosyan - TW/@Benyamin_Poghos


  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 156 | Recorded: Monday, August 22, 2022 Website:

Show Notes

Show Notes


Benyamin Poghosyan

Benyamin Poghosyan

Dr. Benyamin Poghosyan is a senior fellow at APRI Armenia, a Yerevan based think tank,and the Chairman of the Center for Political and Economic Strategic Studies. He has served as the vice president for research and head of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense Research University in Armenia. Dr. Poghosyan was a Distinguished Research Fellow at the US National Defense University College of International Security Affairs. He is a graduate from the US State Department Study of the US Institutes for Scholars 2012 Program on US National Security Policy Making. He holds a PhD in history and is a graduate from the 2006 Tavitian Program on International Relations at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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