Armenian News Network/Groong, an Armenian podcast providing objective coverage on Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and the Armenian diaspora. Find us and follow us everywhere on social media. Here are our links: linktr.ee/groong.

Asbed Bedrossian

Asbed Bedrossian

Hovik Manucharyan

Hovik Manucharyan

Latest Episode

Topics:

  • Armenia’s Diplomacy at the UN
  • Artsakh Elections / Blockade
  • Yerevan Elections

Guest:

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ANN/Groong Week in Review Episode 25 - Nov 1, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • Summary of diplomatic activities
  • Iranian mediation offers
  • Negotiations in Geneva
  • Support from ex-presidents
  • Latest update on the war

Your Hosts:

Resident Panelists:

Recorded: Oct 30, 2020

Armeenia and Artsakh in the Arab Media (Ep #24) - 10/28/2020 [EP24]

Posted on Monday, Nov 2, 2020 | Series: COG

Conversations on Groong: Artsakh in the Arab Media - Oct 28, 2020

Since September 27, Azerbaijan has been waging an all out war on Artsakh, cluster-bombing towns and villages and killing civilians and destroying churches and cultural centers, with the aim to destroy and depopulate the region. The worldwide Armenian Diaspora has come together to fight this existential threat.

Weโ€™ve read much about the Diasporaโ€™s activities around most of the world, but what about the Arab world? This episode explores some of the challenges and opportunities that the Armenian communities in the Arab world face.

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ANN/Groong Week in Review - 10/25/2020

Topics Covered:

  • International diplomacy on the move?
  • What is Turkeyโ€™s endgame?
  • War and post-war economy
  • Update on COVID

Guests:

  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐‡๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐Œ๐ข๐ค๐š๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐„๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ ๐’๐š๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Your Hosts:

  • ๐‡๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ค ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20201025.html Episode 23 | Recorded on October 25, 2020

ANN/Groong Week in Review - October 18, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • In retrospect: Tracing our steps back to Sep. 27
  • Call from extra-parliamentary opposition for a War Council
  • Mobilization of the Armenian diaspora

Your Hosts:

  • Asbed Bedrossian
  • Hovik Manucharyan

Resident Panelists:

  • Asbed Kotchikian
  • Emil Sanamyan

Episode 22. Recorded: October18, 2020 Playlist: WiR (Week in Review)

ANN/Groong Week in Review - October 12, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • Security situation on the ground;
  • Diplomatic activity, short & long term goals;
  • Humanitarian impact in Artsakh & Armenia;
  • Effect of social media on the war.

Your Hosts:

  • Asbed Bedrossian
  • Asbed Kotchikian

Resident Panelists:

  • Lara Aharonian: Co-founder & co-director of the Women’s Resource Center NGO in Yerevan
  • Robert Avetisyan: Representative of Nagorno Karabakh Republic in the US

Episode 21 Recorded: Oct 12, 2020 Full details: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20201012.html Playlist: WiR (Week in Review)

ANN/Groong Week in Review - October 4, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • Stepanakert under persistent bombardment using banned cluster bombs.
  • Turkeyโ€™s role in the war.
  • Why is Russia quiet?
  • What can we expect next?

This episode of the podcast was fully devoted to the war in Artsakh. It was recorded on the morning of Saturday, Oct 3 Pacific time while one of our guests, Varuzhan Geghamyan was in Stepanakert as the city was undergoing constant bombardment.

Unfortunately, the air assault on Stepanakert and other civilian areas of Artsakh seems to have only intensified with more active use of cluster bombs,

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Conversations on Groong - October 3, 2020

It has now been 7 days since Azerbaijan initiated a wide-scale attack against Armenia and Artsakh. The tragic news of deaths and destruction continue to stream in every hour.

In todayโ€™s conversation on Groong, we talk to Jirair Libaridian and Thomas DeWaal about the regional geopolitics that helped create a ripe environment for renewed fighting and various potential scenarios that may develop as a result of it.

Questions explored:

  • What was the path leading to the latest escalation?
  • Why has Turkey taken an active role in the conflict?
  • Was Russia caught
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ANN/Groong Week in Review - (Ep #18) - 09/27/2020 [EP18]

Posted on Monday, Sep 28, 2020 | Series: WIR

๐€๐๐/๐†๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ - (๐„๐ฉ #๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–) - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

Topics:

  • The 29th Anniversary of Armenian Independence;
  • Armeniaโ€™s foreign policy;
  • Azerbaijan war of disinformation; and lastly
  • Opposition trio rally and Tsarukyanโ€™s arrest

Guests

  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐„๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ ๐’๐š๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Hosts

  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐‡๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ค ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20200927.html Episode 18 | Recorded on September 26, 2020

ANN/Groong Week in Review - (Ep #16) - 09/20/2020 [EP16]

Posted on Monday, Sep 21, 2020 | Series: WIR

๐€๐๐/๐†๐ซ๐จ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค ๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

Topics:

  • Constitutional Court Appointment
  • Armeniaโ€™s Growing National Debt
  • Calls for the Resignation of the Minister of Education
  • Escalated Tensions on the Armenian-Azerbaijan border
    • Armenian Soldier dies amidst escalation
    • Azerbaijan again slams negotiations, turns away Russian AWACS
  • Khodorkovsky Publishes New Dossier on Armenian & Azerbaijan
  • Bob Dole hired by Embassy of Armenia as a Lobbyist

Guests

  • ๐‡๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐Œ๐ข๐ค๐š๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐„๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ ๐’๐š๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ง ๐™๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Hosts

  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐‡๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ค ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20200920.html Episode 16 | Recorded on September 20, 2020