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Smart Take | In the Wake of Canadian Accusations, Is India Ready for Global Leadership?

September 22, 20232:16

Christopher Sands, Director of the Canada Institute, talks about the fallout from Justin Trudeau’s accusation this week that Indian government officials were involved in the assassination of Sikh leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, on Canadian soil. He comments on the impact of the announcement on India’s reputation, why Prime Minister Trudeau made the choice to confront India in the public sphere, and the importance of the rule of law for Democratic countries around the world.


Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute

Christopher Sands is Director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, the largest policy research program on Canada outside Canada and the leading source of scholarship on US-Canadian relations in Washington, DC. Dr. Sands previously directed applied policy research programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Hudson Institute and has published extensively over a career of more than 30 years in Washington think tanks.

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