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  • Armeniaโ€™s Security in Danger
  • Munich Security Conference
  • Relations with Regional Allies

Episode 310 | Recorded: February 18, 2024 Read More

Turkey - Part 1 - Transformation and Continuity | Ep. 9 - Aug 24, 2020 [EP9]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 | Category: Turkey, Armenia | Series: COG


  • Turkeyโ€™s Transformation in Historical Perspective
  • Change and Continuity of Turkish Political Culture
  • Turkeyโ€™s Foreign Policy



Episode 9 | Recorded: August 2020

ANN/Groong Week in Review - (Ep #8) - 08/16/2020 [EP8]

Posted on Monday, Aug 17, 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Ÿ”/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

This Week in Review we talk with Hrant Mikaelian to discuss important issues and developments around Armenia, such as the Coronavirus Pandemic, and its economic effect; Armeniaโ€™s membership in EurAsian Economic Union and the economic effect of that organization on Armenia; and some of the trends affecting Russia and its economy.

Hrant will then join us in our weekly lightning round of questions from the past weekโ€™s headlines, to analyze Prime Minister Pashinyanโ€™s interview with BBCโ€™s HARDtalk; the presidential elections in Belarus; and the continuing

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ANN/Groong Week in Review - (Ep #6) - 08/09/2020 [EP6]

Posted on Monday, Aug 10, 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ŸŽ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ


  • The Massive Explosion in Beirut
  • Lightning Round
    • Turkey-Azerbaijan Military Exercises
    • Mashtots Park
    • Cyber Security Intrusion
    • Law on Media Regulation
    • Beirut Explosion


  • 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
  • ๐˜๐ž๐ ๐ก๐ข๐š ๐“๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ฃ๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ง ๐™๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐š๐ง


  • 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: Episode 6 | Recorded on August 9, 2020

ANN Groong Week in Review - 08/02/2020


  • Living With Conflict #WordsNotSwords
  • Panel Discussion on Robert Kocharyanโ€™s Interview
  • Lightning Round
    • The SIS Charges Arthur Danielyan
    • Nominees for the Constitutional Court
    • The PMโ€™s Outlook on the State of the Pandemic
    • Staff Changes in the Diaspora High Commissionerโ€™s Office


Resident panelists:

Episode 5 | Recorded ob August 2, 2020

ANN Groong Week in Review - 07/26/2020


  • Panel: War roundup / Artsakh
  • Conversation: National Security Doctrine
  • Panel: National Security Doctrine


A Conversation with

Episode 4 | Recorded on July 26, 2020

ANN Groong Week in Review - 07/19/2020


  • Clashes on the Tavush Border
  • Azerbaijani Propaganda around Armenian Threats to the Mingechaur Reservoid
  • Azerbaijanโ€™s threat to strike Armeniaโ€™s Nuclear Power Plant with missiles


Episode 2 | Recorded on July 19 2020

Conversations on Groong

Safety and Security of Metsamor


  • Azerbaijanโ€™s threat to attack the NPP
  • Overall safety and security of the plant
  • Safe handling of nuclear fuel
  • Renewable energy alternatives to nuclear
  • Maintenance and upgrades to the NPP

Episode 3 | Recorded on July 17, 2020

ANN/Groong Week in Review - 07/12/2020


  • The Constitutional Court Standoff Continues in Limbo
  • Polls, and what you should know about them
  • The Armenian Governmentโ€™s response to COVID-19
  • The State of Armenian Media: Media Freedoms During Covid


Episode 1 | Recorded on July 12, 2020