Category: Politics

Naira Melikyan: Turned Away at Kornidzor Post | Ep 245 - Apr 7, 2023 [EP245]

Posted on Friday, Apr 7, 2023 | Category: Armenia, Artsakh, Politics | Series: cog

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In this Conversations on Groong episode, we’ll be talking Naira Melikyan who shares troubling information from her attempt to travel to Artsakh via the newly built road passing by the village of Kornidzor. Armenian border guards turned away the Miasin group citing security concerns.

Episode 245 | Recorded: April 7, 2023

Benyamin Poghosyan - China Emerging on the Global Stage | Ep 244 - April 5, 2023 [EP244]

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 5, 2023 | Category: China, Politics | Series: cog

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Topics:

  • What agreements were reached between China and Russia?
  • What is the role of India in the new world order?
  • Consequence of moving away from a dollar-denominated global economic order?
  • China as peacemaker in Ukraine
  • China as peacemaker in the Middle East
  • China’s role in Iran and South Caucasus
  • How should Armenia navigate world order changes?

Episode 244 | Recorded: April 5, 2023

Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 243, Apr 4, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - April 4, 2023

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Topics:

  • The Current Living Conditions
    • Complete gas cutoff for 2 weeks
    • Weather clearing, rolling blackouts alleviate
  • Young farmer hits landmine
  • Azeris Tighten Blockade on March 25
  • Situation with the Sarsang Reservoir
  • Artsakh FM meets French Delegation in Yerevan
    • What do Western Statements mean to us?
    • What do they signal to Azerbaijan?

Episode 243 | Recorded: April 4, 2023

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Topic:

  • Azerbaijan Invades, Pashinyan “Explains”
  • Armenia at the Democracy Summit
  • Armenia and the Rome Statute
  • Iran FM in Moscow, Azeri FM in Israel

Episode 242 | Recorded: April 3, 2023

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Topic:

  • Azerbaijani Attacks over the Weekend
  • East and West
  • Armenia and the Rome Statute

Episode 241 | Recorded: March 26, 2023

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Topics:

  • Pashinyan’s Press Conference
  • Negotiating with Belligerent Azerbaijan
  • Mirzoyan in Moscow
  • Mayoral Politics in Yerevan

Episode 240 | Recorded: March 20, 2023

Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 239, Mar 19, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - March 19, 2023

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Topics:

  • The Current Living Conditions
    • Gas, Power, Food, Weather
  • Daily Ceasefire Violations
    • Shooting at Civilians
    • Heightened Threat of War
  • Process of Constitutional Amendment
    • Is Arayik Harutyunyan Planning to Resign?
    • Will the Amendment Go Through?
  • Negotiations with Azerbaijan
    • Invitation to Negtiate “Integration” in Baku
    • Artsakh Demands that Armenia Respect its own Laws
    • Artsakh Demands an International Platform for Negotiations

Episode 239 | Recorded: March 19, 2023

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Topics:

  • On March 7, the Georgian parliament voted into law a bill that would require political actors to clarify their foreign funding sources and their activities to lobby lawmakers with such funding. This ignited large protests in Tbilisi, and on March 9 the parliament agreed to rescind the law and to release arrested opposition members. We analyze the events and the outcome.

Episode 238 | Recorded: March 15, 2023

Armenia Azerbaijan Negotiations | Georgia Opposition | MPG Poll | Ep 237 [EP237]

Posted on Monday, Mar 13, 2023 | Category: Armenia, Artsakh, Politics, Poll | Series: wir

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Topics:

  • Armenia-Azerbaijan Negotiations Continue
    • Developments in Artsakh
    • No “Peace” without “Rights and Security”?
    • Armenia Downgrades CSTO Relations
  • Georgian Law on Foreign Agents
  • Reflections on MPG Poll “AmotiSar” Results

Episode 237 | Recorded: March 12, 2023