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

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Topics:

  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, at NATO Summit
  • Border Talks Still in Chaos
    • Srbazan in Syunik
    • Pashinyan in Syunik
  • Srbazan Movement
  • Arms, or Alms for Armenia?
    • Orban, Aliyevโ€™s Man inside the EU
    • Eagle Partner 2024 in Armenia

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Conversation with Aram Vardevanyan (Ep #41) - 01/13/2021 [EP41]

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 | Series: COG

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐€๐ซ๐š๐ฆ ๐•๐š๐ซ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐š๐ง - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Since Nikol Pashinyan came to power in 2018, and prior to the Artsakh war of 2020, issues around the Armenian constitution and constitutional court have been in the center of public attention. These issues have been partly fueled by one of the most prominent legal cases in recent Armenian history, the March 1 trial against Armenian president Robert Kocharyan and military leadership at the time. We’ll explore issues surrounding the March 1 case, as well as legal and specifically constitutional questions related to the Nov. 9 ceasefire

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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ฉ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐๐ž ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ - ๐‰๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

Topics Covered:

  • The State of the Opposition and their demands
  • Update on the Border Positions between Armenia & Azerbaijan
  • The State of the Line of Contact around Artsakh

Guests

  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐“๐š๐›๐š๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง

Your Hosts:

  • Asbed Bedrossian
  • Hovik Manucharyan

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20210110.html Recorded: January 10, 2021

Conversation with My Step's Maria Karapetyan (Ep #39) - 01/08/2021 [EP39]

Posted on Friday, Jan 8, 2021 | Series: COG

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Œ๐ฒ ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ’๐ฌ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š ๐Š๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ๐š๐ง - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ/๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

As protesters in the streets of Yerevan continue demanding the resignation of PM Nikol Pashinyan in the aftermath of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ruling My Step faction seems to be firmly on the side of the prime minister.

In the last week or so here at Groong we hosted representatives of various opposition parties and today we will host a representative from the ruling My Step faction to talk about the ongoing political crisis in Armenia.

Today weโ€™re joined by:

๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š ๐Š๐š๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ๐š๐ง, who is a member of the National Assembly with

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๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐ข๐ง ๐๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง (๐„๐ฉ #๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ–) - 01/03/2021

๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง is an associate professor of political science and international relations at the American University of Armenia, where he teaches courses on post-Soviet space and the Middle East.

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๐€๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ค ๐€๐ง๐š๐ฉ๐ข๐จ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐š๐ง is the Partnerships and Development Finance Advisor to the UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, and has served as the Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia. She co-founded and was the Executive Director of the Institute of Public Policy think tank in Yerevan.

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Since the end of the first Nagorno-Karabakh war in 1994 and for over quarter of a century, Armenia has engaged in diplomatic activity with Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia and the West. The aim of those diplomatic initiatives was to find a solution to the conflict by engaging in direct diplomatic negotiations as well as track two diplomacy.

In September 2020, diplomatic initiatives gave way to a military one resulting in a war that reversed Armeniaโ€™s military successes and led to the signing of a cease-fire agreement which completely undermined Armeniaโ€™s position vis-a-vis Azerbaijan and Turkey.

To

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Opposition Talks: Edmon Marukyan of Bright Armenia Party (Ep. 36) [EP36]

Posted on Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 | Series: COG

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก Bright Armenia’s Edmon Marukyan

Following the trilateral Karabakh ceasefire of Nov 9, all major political forces in Armenia (except for the ruling party) condemned Nikol Pashinyanโ€™s agreement to the deal. While the dissatisfaction with the agreement is widespread, the opposition is not entirely unified on what to do next.

Weโ€™ll talk with the leader of one of the 2 parliamentary opposition factions, Bright Armenia about his, and his partyโ€™s vision and subsequent actions to be taken by Armenia.

What is Bright Armeniaโ€™s vision for post November, Armenia? Listen to this

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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ฉ๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐๐ž ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“ - ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

Topics Covered:

  • Life in Artsakh
  • Update on Hin Tagher & Khtsaberd
  • Internal Political Situation in Yerevan
  • Kapan Border Tension

Guests

  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐ˆ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐š ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐„๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ ๐’๐š๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Your Hosts:

  • Asbed Bedrossian
  • Hovik Manucharyan

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20201220.html Recorded: Dec 20, 2020

Opposition Talks: Arthur Khachatryan - ARF Dashnaktsutyun (Ep. 34) [EP34]

Posted on Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 | Series: COG

๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐€๐‘๐…โ€™๐ฌ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Š๐ก๐š๐œ๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Following the trilateral Karabakh ceasefire of Nov 9, the Armenian opposition has nearly universally condemned Nikol Pashinyanโ€™s agreement to the deal. The largest opposition grouping, called Movement of the Salvation of the Homeland (ี€ีกีตึ€ีฅีถีซึ„ีซ ึƒึ€ีฏีธึ‚ีฉีตีกีถ ีทีกีชีธึ‚ีด in Armenian), composed of 17 political parties including the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), Prosperous Armenia, and the Republican Party, are demanding Pashinyanโ€™s immediate resignation and the appointment of their unified candidate, Vazgen Manukyan as interim PM.

This group has been

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ANN/Groong Week in Review Episode 33 - Dec 13, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • Renewed Fighting & the OSCE MG visit
  • Expedited Border Demarcation?
  • What will happen to Sotq?
  • Diplomatic Relations with Azerbaijan?

Your Hosts:

  • Asbed Bedrossian
  • Hovik Manucharyan

Resident Panelists:

  • Emil Sanamyan
  • Pietro Shakarian

Recorded: Dec 13, 2020