Date: Monday, 31 July 2023
President Afwerki is the longest-serving and most consistent anti-imperialist alive so his assessment should be taken seriously by all observers.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki met with President Putin during last week’s second Russia-Africa Summit and shared a comprehensive explanation of the New Cold War that everyone would do well to read at the official Kremlin website here. The present piece will summarize his thoughts for the convenience of those readers who don’t have the time to go through what he said, after which they’ll be analyzed and placed in the global context.
President Afwerki began by clarifying that there isn’t any Russian-Ukrainian conflict, but rather a war declared by NATO against Russia as part of its plans to dominate the world per its outdated hegemonic ideology, though it’s doomed to fail and end with the West’s collapse. Until then, however, President Afwerki said that “The whole world will have to be prepared not to defend Russia but to stand with Russia so that this hegemonistic ideology does not prevail at any point in history.”
To that end, he suggested that “We need a new financial architecture, globally, one that is not controlled by the euro, the dollar or other currencies.” President Afwerki also advised that “The easiest way for us to control their hegemonistic strategy and frustrate that strategy is to have peace, and then development will come.” This requires countering the West’s “defamation, demonisation, psychological warfare, (and) sanctions” so that the non-West isn’t divided-and-ruled to their opponent’s benefit.
All countries will have to work together to succeed, and every one of them can also contribute useful ideas for perfecting the non-West’s strategy in what he described as this “global war.” Of particular importance, President Afwerki said, is better resource management in the human and natural spheres so as to unlock everyone’s full potential in this worldwide anti-imperialist struggle. About that, he said that “Russia has a historic mission to play” and Eritrea’s ties with it are based on this understanding.
Before analyzing what he said and placing it in the global context, it’s important to draw the reader’s attention to ten relevant pieces that share more details about the insight that’ll then follow:
* 29 October 2022: “The Importance Of Properly Framing The New Cold War”
* 7 November 2022: “Analyzing President Putin’s Vision Of Russian-African Relations”
* 12 November 2022: “20 Constructive Critiques Of Russia’s Special Operation”
* 26 December 2022: “The Five Ways In Which 2022 Completely Changed Russian Grand Strategy”
* 15 April 2023: “Russia’s Grand Strategy In The Horn Of Africa And Red Sea Countries”
These pieces describe the nature of NATO’s war on Russia, the way in which this conflict accelerated the global systemic transition to multipolarity, and Eritrea’s role in the emerging world order.
Returning to President Afwerki’s explanation of the New Cold War, he showed his Russian counterpart just how keenly he understands everything that the latter only began to realize shortly before he fatefully decided to commence his country’s special operation in Ukraine. Unlike Russia, Eritrea was under maximum Western pressure for decades already, which is why President Afwerki is so knowledgeable about how this hegemonic bloc operates.
As he phrased it, NATO’s war on Russia is simply a “continuation of the same ideology of slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism, and then hegemony”, thus enabling one to properly understand this conflict’s place in the historical continuum of the last half-millennium. Building upon his insight, it becomes clear that their ongoing proxy war in Ukraine is indeed an historical event of global importance since its outcome will truly determine what the rest of the future looks like in all respects.
President Afwerki is the longest-serving and most consistent anti-imperialist alive so his assessment should be taken seriously by all observers. He shared it in full with President Putin to demonstrate how deeply he understands everything that his counterpart’s country is now experiencing, raise the chances that those across the world who followed last week’s summit but don’t know much about him might come across it, and ensure that Eritrea plays a key role in Russia’s “historic mission” to liberate the world.