Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007)

Mourning Bhutto

A group of men mourn the death of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto Dec. 31 at the exact spot where she was attacked in Rawalpindi on Dec. 27. The bomb crater, filled with flower petals, has become a makeshift memorial.
(Travis Fox -- washingtonpost.com)    View panoramic image.

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News and Analysis

CIA Places Blame for Bhutto Assassination (Jan. 18, 2008)
Bhutto's Last Day, in Keeping With Her Driven Life (Jan. 16, 2008)
Pakistani Women's Flawed Icon | PHOTOS (Jan. 12, 2008)
Bhutto's Son Urges U.N. to Probe Killing (Jan. 9, 2008)
Strains Intensify in Pakistan's Ethnic Patchwork (Jan. 7, 2008)
U.N. Probe Unlikely In Bhutto Slaying (Jan. 5, 2008)
After Bhutto's Death, Sharif Steps Forward (Jan. 4, 2008)
Musharraf Delivers a Fierce Denial (Jan. 4, 2008)
U.S. Urges Pakistani Steps (Jan. 3, 2008)
U.K. to Help Pakistan Investigate Bhutto Case (Jan. 3, 2008)
VIDEO: Praying for Benazir (Jan. 3, 2008)
Pakistani Opposition Weighs Street Protests (Jan. 2, 2008)
Musharraf's Allies Want Vote Delayed (Jan. 1, 2008)
Doctors Cite Pressure to Keep Silent On Bhutto (Jan. 1, 2008)
Bhutto's Son Chosen As Eventual Party Chief (Dec. 31, 2007)
Pakistanis Punctuate Their Fury With Fire (Dec. 31, 2007)
Pakistan at Standstill as Discord and Unrest Grow (Dec. 30, 2007)
Another Political Whodunit For Pakistan's Lengthy List (Dec. 30, 2007)
Blamed Radical 'Capable of Doing Such Things' (Dec. 30, 2007)
U.S. Fears Greater Turmoil in Region (Dec. 29, 2007)
Masses Mourn Bhutto as Unrest Spreads (Dec. 29, 2007) | PHOTOS
Thousands Mourn Bhutto as Unrest Spreads (Dec. 28, 2007) | PHOTOS
PHOTOS: The Bhutto Assassination -- A First Person Account
Bhutto Assassination Sparks Chaos (Dec. 28, 2007) | PHOTOS
Obituaries: A Life Reflecting Her Country's Contradictions (Dec. 28, 2007)
Appreciation: A Career of Personal, National Tragedy (Dec. 28, 2007)
Many Had the Desire, Means to Kill Bhutto (Dec. 28, 2007) | RAW VIDEO
A Deep Sadness, Mixed With Fury (Dec. 28, 2007)
Analysis: U.S. Brokered Bhutto's Return to Pakistan (Dec. 28, 2007)
U.S. Pakistanis Beset by Grief, Apprehension (Dec. 28, 2007)
Timeline: Bhutto and Pakistan (Dec. 28, 2007)

Opinion and Columns
Editorial: Pakistan's Postponement (Jan. 8, 2008)
Sharif: The Future Pakistan Deserves (Jan. 1, 2008)
Applebaum: Two Benazir Bhuttos (Jan. 1, 2008)
Novak: What Bhutto Was Worried About (Dec. 31, 2007)
Outlook: My Friend Died. Now Her Country May Not Make It. (Dec. 30, 2007)
Pakistan's Best Chance (Dec. 29, 2007)
Pakistan at an Uncertain Hour (Dec. 28, 2007)
Early Warning: Bin Laden Killed Bhutto? (Dec. 28, 2007)
PostGlobal: What Now? (Dec. 27, 2007)

World Leaders Respond to Assassination
Bush Condemns Assassination (Dec. 27, 2007)
President Bush | VIDEO
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Pakistani Ambassador to the United States
Afghan President Karzai | VIDEO

Bhutto Returns from Exile
Bhutto Put Under House Arrest (Nov. 13, 2007)
Bhutto Calls On Musharraf To Resign (Nov. 14, 2007)
Bhutto Urges Protest Against Musharraf (Nov. 8, 2007)
Pakistan's Bhutto Vows to Persevere Despite Deaths of 140 (Oct. 20, 2007)
Bombs Hit Convoy as Bhutto Returns (Oct. 19, 2007)
Musharraf, Bhutto Reach Tentative Deal to Let Her Return (Oct. 5, 2007)
Bhutto Plans Return, With or Without Deal (Sept. 2, 2007)

From the Archives
Political Role Angered Pakistan's Army (July 6, 1977)
Bhutto Is Hanged In Pakistan (April 4, 1979)
Pakistani Crowd Hails Return Of Exiled Opposition Leader (April 11, 1986)
Zia's Death Puts Bhutto in Pakistani Spotlight (Aug. 22, 1988)
Slain Premier's Daughter Triumphs Nine Years After Her Father's Execution (Dec. 2, 1988)
Bhutto Defeated in Pakistani Vote (Oct. 25, 1990)
Bhutto Elected Pakistan's Premier (Oct. 20, 1993)
Bhutto Out as Premier in Pakistan (Nov. 7, 1996)
Pro-Business Ex-Prime Minister Headed for Victory in Pakistan (Feb. 4, 1997)
Pakistan's Ex-Leader, Husband Found Guilty (April 16, 1999)

Opinion Pieces by Bhutto
Interview With Lally Weymouth (Dec. 17, 2007)
Musharraf's Electoral Farce (Nov. 14, 2007)
When I Return to Pakistan (Sept. 20, 2007)
A Conversation With Bhutto (Aug. 26, 2007)
A False Choice for Pakistan (March 12, 2007)
Restore Pakistani Democracy (Sept. 24, 2001)

Presidential Candidates React
The Trail: Candidates React to Bhutto News (Dec. 27, 2007)
The Trail: McCain Questions Rivals on National Security (Dec. 27, 2007)
The Trial: Giuliani Pivots from Bhutto News to Military Funding (Dec. 27, 2007)
The Trail: Clinton Pauses to Remember Bhutto (Dec. 27, 2007)

From Partner Sites
CFR Analysis: Pakistan After Bhutto (Dec. 28, 2007)
CFR: Bhutto's Assassination 'Almost Certainly' Work of Al-Qaeda (Dec. 27, 2007)
Slate's Christopher Hitchens: Daughter of Destiny (Dec. 27, 2007)
Slate: A Week in the Life of Benazir Bhutto (June 17, 1997)
CFR: A Conversation With Benazir Bhutto (Aug. 15, 2007)
Newsweek: A Telling Tale From Bhutto's Past (Nov. 12, 2007)


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