Series: COG



  • On March 7, the Georgian parliament voted into law a bill that would require political actors to clarify their foreign funding sources and their activities to lobby lawmakers with such funding. This ignited large protests in Tbilisi, and on March 9 the parliament agreed to rescind the law and to release arrested opposition members. We analyze the events and the outcome.

Episode 238 | Recorded: March 15, 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.


  • 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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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.


  • 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


  • 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


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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Karen Vrtanesyan: Catastrophe in Azat [EP214]

Posted on Monday, Jan 23, 2023 | Category: Armenia, Politics | Series: cog

Conversations on Groong - Jan 22, 2023

On January 19, 15 conscripts in the village of Azat, Armenia died in a fire that engulfed their temporary makeshift barracks.



  • Conditions in the Armenian Army
  • Information chaos following the incident
  • Beheading of the 2nd Army Corps

Episode 214 | Recorded: January 22, 2023

Metaxe Hakobyan: Blockade of Artsakh Day 41 [EP213]

Posted on Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 | Category: Artsakh, politics, In Armenian | Series: cog

Metaxe Hakobyan: Blockade of Artsakh Day 41 | Ep 213 - Jan 21, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - Jan 21, 2023


  • Metaxe Hakobyan: member of the Justice faction in the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh.

Episode 213 | Recorded: January 21, 2023

Conversations on Groong - Jan 18, 2023



*Indo-Armenian Friendship NGO

  • The Indian Community in Armenia
  • Where India sees itself on the world stage
  • Drivers for Indian-Armenian Relations
  • How to improve economic and trade relations
  • The Hope & Promise of Indian Armenian Friendship

Episode 209 | Recorded: January 18, 2023

Edgar Ghazaryan: Էդգար Ղազարյանը, Արցախում քաղաքական զարգացումների մասին | Ep 207 - Jan 17, 2023

Armenian News Network Groong - Jan 17, 2023



Why should Ruben Vardanyan stay? Ինչու՞ պետք է Ռուբեն Վարդանյանը մնա

Episode 207 | Recorded: January 17, 2023

Aram Orbelyan: Artsakh Under Blockade - Day 33 [EP202]

Posted on Friday, Jan 13, 2023 | Category: Artsakh, Politics, 168am | Series: cog, video


  • Aram Orbelyan, international law specialist, who is an attorney and managing partner at Concern Dialog law firm, and PhD in Public international law. Mr. Orbelyan lectures at the Academy of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia, and lectured public international law at French University of Armenia. Mr. Orbelyan was Deputy Minister of Justice of Armenia between 2011 and 2014.

“The Armenian government, under its legislation, is obliged to protect the independence of Artsakh” - Aram Orbelyan


As of earlier this week, Artsakh has introduced coupons to ration food. Other

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