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Topics:

  • Armenia Azerbaijan Talks
  • Iran Amidst Conflicts
  • Political Prisoners

Episode 324 | Recorded: April 16, 2024 Read More

๐€๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐š’๐ฌ ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Topics:

  • Was it an Earthquake?
  • Have Construction Codes Improved since 1988?
  • Do Contractors Comply with Regulations?
  • Is Armenia Ready for The Big One?
  • Is there Earthquake Preparedness in Armenia?
  • What Conversations are not Happening?

Guest:

  • ๐ƒ๐ซ. ๐€๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ƒ๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ข๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ก๐ข๐š๐ง is a structural and civil engineering professor at UC Berkeley with research focus on earthquake engineering. He is a co-founder and was president of the American University of Armenia from 2014 until 2019.

Host:

  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-20210221.html Episode 50 | Recorded: February 19, 2021

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ฉ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐๐ž ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ— - ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Topics Covered:

  • Syunik Confidential
  • Developments in Artsakh
  • Snap elections flip flop

Guests:

  • 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

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-20210214.html Episode 49 | Recorded: February 14, 2021

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ฉ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐๐ž ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ– - ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Topics Covered:

  • Lost in Artsakh, Thirsty in Syunik
  • Amending the Law on Mass Media
  • Update on the Political Scene in Yerevan
  • Rising National Debt, Inflation and Interest Rates

Guests

  • 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-20210207.html Recorded: February 7, 2021

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š๐ง ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Topics Covered:

  • Another Constitutional Amendment?
  • Opposition Rising: New Bottle, Old Wine?
  • Iranโ€™s FM Zarif on a Tour de Six
  • State of the Virus in Armenia
  • Armenia Fund Used to Shore up the Dram?

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

Your Hosts:

  • ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ง ๐™๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐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-20210131.html Episode 47 | Recorded on January 31, 2021

Armenian IT Security and Readiness During Wartime - with Ruben Muradyan - Jan. 31, 2021

Experience being called up and participating in the war

Ethics of a security professional. What to do when a government member asks you to conduct greyhat (potentially unlawful or unethical) security?

On the 2nd day of the war Ruben was called up to the army as part of an infantry company.

  • Can you describe your experience?
  • How were you drafted? And where did you serve?
  • What specialty did you have in the army?
  • What can you tell us about what you saw?
  • Why did we lose the war?

Cyber Incidents During Artsakh

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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š๐ง ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Topics Covered:

  • Supreme Judicial Council Appointments
  • Turkish-Azerbaijan Military Exercises in Kars Region
  • Incoming US Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Armenia

Guests

  • ๐€๐ซ๐š๐ฆ ๐‡๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐„๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ ๐’๐š๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Your 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-20210124.html Episode 45 | Recorded on January 24, 2021

๐Ž๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ฌ - ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐‡๐‡๐Š/๐‘๐๐€โ€™๐ฌ ๐€๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐€๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐ฒ๐š๐ง - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Following the trilateral Karabakh ceasefire of Nov 9, all major political forces in Armenia (be that parliamentary or extra-parliamentary, except for the ruling party) condemned Nikol Pashinyanโ€™s agreement to the deal.

The Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has been in control of successive governments (sometimes through coalitions) for over two and a half decades. The party lost its prominence in the December 2018 elections but remained a vocal extra-parliamentary opposition.

Today weโ€™re joined by:

๐€๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐€๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ญ๐ฒ๐š๐ง, who is the vice

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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š๐ง ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Topics Covered:

  • Outcomes from Nikol Pashinyanโ€™s trip to Moscow
  • What is Azerbaijanโ€™s geo-political situation after the war?
  • Domestic politics in Baku
  • Azerbaijanโ€™s losses from the second war in Artsakh

Guests

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

Your 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-20210117.html Recorded: January 17, 2021

Former Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan (Ep #42) - 01/18/2021 [EP42]

Posted on Monday, Jan 18, 2021 | Series: cog

Former Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben Melikyan - 01/18/2021

Weโ€™ll be discussing various legal and human-rights topics within the context of recent developments in Armenia.

Guest:

  • ๐‘๐ฎ๐›๐ž๐ง ๐Œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ฒ๐š๐ง was formerly Artsakhโ€™s Human Rights Ombudsman and prior to that rector of the Justice Academy of Armenia. In 2019, Melikyan co-founded and currently leads the โ€œPath of Lawโ€ NGO.

Topics:

  • Why are there Armenian POWs still in Azerbaijan so long after the Nov. 9 ceasefire agreement?
  • On Constitutional Court judges being forced to resign
  • On Parliamentโ€™s endorsement of Gagik Jahangiryanโ€™s appointment to the
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