Armenian News Network - Groong: Week In Review Podcast

Armenian News Network - Groong: Week In Review Podcast

Weekly review of Armenian News from https://groong.org. Keeping up with news related to Armenia and Armenians can be challenging; the sheer volume of news in the past few years has increased greatly, and the rise of the “Fake News” phenomenon contributing to the erosion of trust in the news media. The diversity of languages used by the worldwide Armenian community also poses a challenge for Armenian news; there is a significant portion of news that originates in Armenian, sometimes in Russian, and does not get adequately translated into English, or Western Armenian, for those in the Diaspora who are not proficient in Eastern Armenian. Finally, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the political turbulence in countries where significant communities of the Armenian Diaspora reside, be it Syria, Lebanon, the United States, etc., many of our friends and colleagues indicate that they’re simply overloaded with information and lack the time and energy to separate the good from the bad. So we’re creating this weekly digest of news and analysis that we find relevant to share with our friends and the wider ANN/Groong audience. Our goal is to provide a brief overview of the main headlines of the past week, and then cover a smaller set of the more important developments, curated by ANN/Groong editors and contributors who spend an inordinate amount of time daily to process Armenian news. We hope that over time this podcast will help our listeners in becoming more astute consumers of Armenian news. We will strive to provide a rich set of notes with each installation, with links to the most relevant articles and information as a starting point for your further investigation.

Episodes

May 21, 2022 50 min

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. 
  • Dr. Ayda Erbal is an adjunct instructor of political science at New Yo...
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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - May 15, 2022


    Topics:

  • Continuing Opposition Protests in Yerevan
  • 5 + 6: Armenia’s “Response” to Azerbaijan
  • Lebanon Elections 2022

  • Guests:

  • Dr. Ohannes Geukjian
  • Arthur G. Martirosyan

  • Host:

  • Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
  • Katia Peltekian / TW/@KatiaPeltekian
  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

  • Episode 137 | Recorded: Tuesday, May 16, 2022

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    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 | Record...

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - May 8, 2022

    Topics:
    - Mass Protests Growing in Yerevan
    - FM Mirzoyan in Washington DC
    - Normalization Round 3

    Guest:
    - Benyamin Poghosyan TW/@Benyamin_Poghos

    Host:
    - Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
    - Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

    Episode 135 | Recorded: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20220508.html

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - May 1, 2022


    Topics:

  • “Peace Agenda” in Motion
  • It’s not the Crime, It’s the Cover Up
  • Opposition Initiates Civil Disobedience
  • What a Nice PM Armenia Has! 🤥

  • Guest:

  • Tevan Poghosyan TW/@TevanPoghosyan

  • Host:

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

  • Episode 134 | Recorded: Monday, May 2, 2022

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - April 24, 2022


    Topics:

  • April 24, Never Forget!
  • Aliyev and Pashinyan in Brussels
  • Pashinyan in Moscow

  • Guest:

  • Benyamin Poghosyan TW/@Benyamin_Poghos

  • Host:

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

  • Episode 133 | Recorded: Monday, April 25, 2022

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - April 10, 2022

    Topics:

    - Opposition Protests in Yerevan: Thousands showed up to the opposition protest on Tuesday, outlining the red lines for Pashinyan’s dealings with Aliyev, ahead of the meeting in Brussels. Opposition says this is only the beginning, but have yet to indicate what their next steps will be.

    - Buying Bread from a Man in Brussels: Pashinyan went to Brussels this week to meet with Charles Mi...

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - April 3, 2022

    Topics:
      - Ukraine Crisis Update
      - Parukh-Brussels-Moscow

    Guest:
    - Pietro Shakarian

    Host:
    * Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
    * Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

    Episode 131 | Recorded: Sunday, April 4, 2022
    Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20220403.html

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - March 27, 2022

    Topics:
      -  Azerbaijan Incursions into Askeran Region
      - Artsakh Still Without Natural Gas
      - Pax Azeriana

    Guest:
      - Varuzhan Geghamyan TW/@GVaruzhan

    Host:
      - Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
      - Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

    Episode 129 | Recorded: Monday, March 28, 2022

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - March 20, 2022

    Topics:

  • Azerbaijan’s “Peace” Deal
  • Artsakh Without Natural Gas in Winter
  • Ukraine Protests in Yerevan
  • Vardenis Mayoral Elections Resolved

  • Guest:

  • Benyamin Poghosyan TW/@Benyamin_Poghos

  • Host:

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

  • Episode 129 | Recorded: Sunday, March 21, 2022

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - March 13, 2022

    Topics:

  • Renewed Hostilities in Artsakh
  • Update on Ukraine
  • FM “Arabat” Mirzoyan in Antalya

  • Guest:

  • Dr. Pietro Shakarian

  • Host:

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

  • Episode 128 | Recorded: Sunday, March 13, 2022

    Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/WiR-20220313.html

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

    A Conversation with Vache Gabrielyan

    Topics:

  • Risk from the Ukraine War
  • Pandemic, War and Beyond Economy
  • 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...
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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - March 6, 2022


    Topics:

  • Ukraine War and Effects on Armenia
  • Armenia Shuffles Generals
  • Second Normalization Meeting
  • Armenian Parliament Elects New President

  • Guest:

  • Benyamin Poghosyan TW/@Benyamin_Poghos

  • Host:

  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

  • Episode 126 | Recorded: Sunday, March 6, 2022

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - February 27, 2022


    Topics:

  • Developments in the Ukraine Crisis
  • Donetsk, Luhansk. Artsakh?
  • Aliyev in Moscow
  • Euronest in Yerevan

  • Guest:

  • Pietro Shakarian
  • Yeghia Tashjian TW/@yeghig

  • Host:

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

  • Episode 125 | Recorded: Sunday, February 27, 2022

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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 Natio...
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    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.

  • ...

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    2021-ի «Շուշիի Հռչակագիրը»

    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

    Guest:

    - Mihran Taroni Hakobyan is an Armenian historian and a PhD Candidate in Historical Sciences. He is a civic activis...

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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - February 20, 2022

    Topics:

  • Ukraine: Biden’s Tunnel of Crisis
  • Azeri Commission to Destroy Armenian Heritage
  • Artsakh Law on Occupied Territories
  • Azerbaijan Wants to Arrest Artsakh President
  • IRI Poll Results Revisited
  • Guest:

  • Hrant Mikaelian TW/@hrant_m

  • Host:

  • Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

  • Episode 121 | Recorded: Sunday, February 20, 2022

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    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 20...
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    ANN/Groong Week in Review - February 13, 2022

    Topics:
    * 8 More POWs Released, But What At What Cost?
    * Parliamentary Commission on the 44-Day War Established
    * The Degrading Norms of Democracy in Armenia
    * Who Needs Armenia?
    * Latest MPG Poll Results in Yerevan

    Guests:
    * Benyamin Poghosyan

    Hosts:
    * Hovik Manucharyan TW/@HovikYerevan
    * Asbed Bedrossian TW/@qubriq

    Episode 119 | Recorded: Sunday, February 14, 2022
    Website: https://groong.o...

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