Sadanand Dhume, a Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute and a Wall Street Journal columnist, assesses the Biden administration’s response to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau’s explosive allegations.
Has foreign minister S. Jaishankar been able to influence the way the White House views the India-Canada crisis? Given Washington’s close coordination with Ottawa, does the US know how good or poor is the intelligence Canada has? Do the repeated calls for cooperation with Canada by Anthony Blinken and Jake Sullivan suggest India is under some pressure from the Biden administration? How does the White House view India’s claim Canada is a safe haven for terrorists? How does the American media view the Indian media’s personal attacks on Justin Trudeau? Are questions being asked about President Biden’s India policy? And if Trudeau’s allegations are based on convincing intelligence what will be the impact on India-US relations?