Series: COG

Armenian News Network/Groong: Current Topics with the Mayor of Glendale - July 14, 2022 A Conversation with Ardy Kassakhian

Topics:

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:33 Mayor and Councilman of Glendale
  • 21:45 June 2022 Elections
  • 29:03 US National Politics
  • 37:43 Armenian-American Political Advocacy
  • 53:55 Turkish-Armenian “Normalization”
  • 58:00 Relations between Glendale and Armenia

Guest:

  • 𝐀𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 ‘𝐀𝐫𝐝𝐲’ 𝐊𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐤𝐡𝐢𝐚𝐧 is a Glendale City Councilman and the current mayor of Glendale.

Hosts:

  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq
  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@hovikyerevan

Episode 147 | Recorded on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Show notes: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-20220714.html

The Armenian Diaspora Survey - July 9, 2022

Topics:

  • What is the ArmenianDiasporaSurvey.com?
  • Survey Resources
  • Survey Objectives and Benefits
  • Why Diaspora Armenians should take the Survey

Guests:

  • Sedda Antekelian is a Learning and Development Specialist at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and a doctoral student in USC Rossier’s Global Executive Doctor of Education program.
  • Gegham Mughnetsyan is the Chitjian Researcher Archivist at the USC Dornsife Institute of Armenian Studies, and a specialist in International Affairs, focusing on Peace and Conflict, and US foreign policy toward
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The Armenian Diaspora Survey - May 21, 2022

Topics:

  • What is the ArmenianDiasporaSurvey.com?
  • Sponsor and Admin teams
  • Survey Details
  • Why Diaspora Armenian should take the Survey

Guests:

  • Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian, a sociologist, is the Director of the Armenian Diaspora Survey project. He is Associate of the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford in the UK. 
  • Ayda Erbal is an adjunct instructor of political science at New York University, She is the Survey Manager in the New York/New Jersey region and leading the social media campaign for the survey. 

Host:

  • Asbed Bedrossian
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ANCA Advocacy Agenda 2022 with Aram Hamparian | Ep #136 - May 13, 2022 [EP136]

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2022 | Series: COG

ANCA Advocacy Agenda 2022 - MaY 13, 2022 A Conversation with ARAM SUREN HAMPARIAN

Topics:

  • The US/Turkey F-35/F-16 Fallout
  • US Aid to Armenia and Artsakh
  • The Armenian Genocide Education Bill
  • Dr. Oz is Mehmet Oz
  • The US Election Cycles of 2022 and 2024

Guest:

  • Aram Suren Hamparian is the Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America.

Hosts:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 136 | Recorded on Thursday, May 12, 2022 Show notes: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-20220513.html

The State of Armenia’s Economy - March 10, 2022

A Conversation with Vache Gabrielyan

Topics:

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:01:25 Risk from the Ukraine War
  • 00:37:18 Pandemic, War and Beyond Economy
  • 01:01:47 Normalization with Turkey and Corridor Economics

Guest:

Dr. Vache Gabrielyan who is the Dean of the Manoogian Simone College of Business and Economics at the American University of Armenia and specializes in public administration and economics. Since 2008, he has served as Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Armenia, Minister of Finance, Minister-Chief of the Government Staff, Chief Advisor to

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Armenia’s Regional Challenges - February 26, 2022 A Conversation with Tatev Hayrapetyan

Topics:

  • Tatev’s Background and Entrance into Politics
  • Armenia Going in the Wrong Direction?
  • Aliyev and his Regime after the 44-Day War
  • The Shushi and Moscow Agreements
  • Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Establishment

Guest:

  • Tatev Hayrapetyan is an expert in Azerbaijani studies and holds a PhD in History. She was an MP at the 7th convocation of Armenia’s National Assembly, a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Armenian Delegation at the PACE. She is mainly focused on domestic
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Roundup on the Ukraine Crisis - February 22, 2022 [EP123]

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022 | Series: COG

Roundup on the Ukraine Crisis - February 22, 2022

Topics:

  • Why did Putin Recognize Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts as Independent Republics?
  • Is Putin Trying to Recreate the USSR?
  • Is “The West” a Homogeneous Political Bloc?
  • What are the Objectives of the US?

Guest:

  • Dr. Pietro Shakarian, who is a Lecturer in History at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. His research focuses on the history of Soviet Armenia and the Caucasus.

Hosts:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

Episode 123 | Recorded on Friday, February 22, 2022 Show notes: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-20220222.html

2021-ի «Շուշիի Հռչակագիրը» - The 2021 “Shushi Declaration” by Azerbaijan and Turkey

A Conversation in Armenian with Mihran Hakobyan (in Armenian)

Topics:

  • 2րդ Արցախեան պատերազմի հիմնական պատճառները
  • ՀՀ Դիվանագիտական/Ռազմավարական ձախողումները
  • Շուշիի համաձայնագրի հիմնական բաղադրիչները և սպառնալիքներ
  • Ռուսաստանի և Իրանի երկարաժամկետ շրջանային եւ աշխարհաքաղաքական նպատակները
  • The Fundamental Drivers of the 2nd War in Artsakh
  • The Armenian Government’s Diplomatic and Strategic Failures
  • The Key Components and Threats of the Shushi Declaration
  • The Long-term Regional and Geopolitical Goals of Russia and
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Political Topics with Edmon Marukyan | Ep #120 - Feb 18, 2022 [EP120]

Posted on Friday, Feb 18, 2022 | Series: COG

Political Topics with Edmon Marukyan - February 18, 2022

Topics:

  • Constitutional Change Commission
  • Artsakh Law on Occupied Territories
  • State of Bright Armenia Party
  • Turkish-Armenian Normalization

Guest:

  • Edmon Marukyan, who is a lawyer by profession and the leader of the Bright Armenia party (Լուսավոր Հայաստան). He was a member of the fifth, sixth and seventh convocations of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia from 2012 till 2021. He’s also a member of the newly formed commission to amend the constitution.

Hosts:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq
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