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

Guest:

Topics:

  • Armenia’s Security in Danger
  • Munich Security Conference
  • Relations with Regional Allies

Episode 310 | Recorded: February 18, 2024 Read More

Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 236, Mar 12, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - March 12, 2023

Guest:

Topics:

  • Gas cutoff again.
  • Aftermath of Azerbaijan Killing 3 Artsakh Policemen
  • Potential for New Aggression
  • No “Peace” without “Rights and Security for Artsakh”?

Episode 236 | Recorded: March 12, 2023

Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 235, Mar 6, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - March 6, 2023

Guest:

Topics:

  • Azerbaijan Attack Kills 3 Artsakh Citizens
  • Arayik Harutyunyan rejects Azeri ultimatum, Warns of Further Aggression
  • How are people responding?
  • About the international response
  • Russian peacekeeper report and response
  • On the trilateral agreement of Nov. 2020

Episode 235 | Recorded: March 6, 2023

Guest:

Topics:

  • Turkish Politics after the Earthquake
  • Artsakh Blockade and Developments
  • Armenian Diplomatic Developments
  • Egyptian President’s Visit to Armenia

Episode 234 | Recorded: March 5, 2023

Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 233, Mar 2, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - Mar 2, 2023

Guest:

Topics:

  • Day to day Conditions
  • Meeting of Artsakh and Azerbaijani Reps
  • What is Artsakh Discussing at the Meeting
  • What Concessions are being Discussed?
  • New State Minister Gurgen Nersesyan
  • More Azeri Shootings in Martakert and Askeran

Episode 233 | Recorded: March 2, 2023

Guest:

Topics:

  • 35th Anniversary of the Sumgait Pogroms
  • Turkey after the Earthquake
  • One Year Anniversary of the War in Ukraine
  • Azerbaijan-Armenian Negotiations Continue
  • Personal topics

Episode 232 | Recorded: February 28, 2023

Anna Abrahamian: Munich Security Conference | Artsakh [EP230]

Posted on Friday, Feb 24, 2023 | Category: Armenia, Artsakh, Politics | Series: cog

Today we’re going to talk with Anna Abrahamian about two or three topics.

  • The Munich Security Conference 2023.
  • We’ll touch on Russian president Putin’s state of the federation address.
  • The latest political developments in Artsakh.

Guest:

  • Anna Abrahamian, a geopolitical analyst who splits her time between Moscow and Athens. Having obtained training in international law, Anna has worked in such noteworthy institutions as the Defense Analyses Institute in Athens as well as the Crisis Group in Brussels. Today, Anna provides her analysis on geopolitics and Armenian politics to her followers on
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Artsakh Blockade Flash Update with Gev Iskajyan - Ep 231, Feb 24, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - Feb 24, 2023

Guest:

Topics:

  • Rouben Vardanyan sacked in Stepanakert
  • Samuel Babayan in Artsakh
  • Azeri and Artsakh reps meet to resume Gas & Electricity
    • Further Azeri demands, Artsakh red lines
  • Medical topics

Episode 231 | Recorded: February 24, 2023

Artur Papyan: Cyber Laws and Threats in Armenia [EP229]

Posted on Friday, Feb 24, 2023 | Category: Armenia, Technology, Media | Series: cog

In this Conversations on Groong episode, we’ll be talking about the Internet censorship bill proposed in Armenia before the new year. We’ll also talk about the threat and activity of some Cyber spying malware in Armenia, such as the Israeli Pegasus software, which represents a threat to journalists and freedom of expression.

Topics:

  • Censoring the Internet
  • Cyberthreats and Cyberspying in Armenia

Guest: Artur Papyan, malware researcher, digital security consultant, co-founder of CyberHub and director of the Media DIversity Institute.

Episode 229 | Recorded: February 24, 2023

Suren Sargsyan: Artsakh Under Blockade - Day 72 [EP228]

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 | Category: Artsakh, Politics, 168am | Series: cog

Guests:

  • Suren Sargsyan, founder and a President at the Armenian Center for American Studies, a research center based in Yerevan.

“Pashinyan’s participation in Munich Security Conference didn’t give anything to Armenia” - Suren Sargsyan

Topic:

Today is day 72 of the total blockade of Artsakh. For 72 days, the 120K citizens of Artsakh have not had the ability to enter or exit their country. They are deprived of the ability to visit Armenia or to receive guests from Armenia. With very limited supplies, they are forced to ration food with the help of food stamps in order to survive.

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