Expert Views on Benazir Bhutto and the Future of Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto

Thursday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. ET
Slate-Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum discusses how Benazir Bhutto -- like Mikhail Gorbachev and the Shah of Iran before her -- was almost universally beloved among Western pundits but inspired much more mixed emotions at home, and why the West is willing to overlook the indiscretions of leaders who seem like them.
 
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Newsweek senior editor Lally Weymouth, who frequently interviews world leaders and spoke to Benazir Bhutto on Dec. 12, discusses Bhutto, her legacy and the upcoming elections in Pakistan.
 
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Amy Wilentz, whose recent article in More magazine was one of the last in-depth profiles of Benazir Bhutto, discusses the assassination, her campaign to lead Pakistan and her reflections on the assassinations of her brothers.
 
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Syeda Abida Hussain, a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, former ambassador to the U.S. and personal friend of Benazir Bhutto, discusses the latest information surrounding the assassination, the current political situation in Pakistan and what effect the assassination will have on the country's upcoming parliamentary elections. .
 
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Strategic Forecasting, Inc. Director of Middle East Analysis Kamran Bokhari will discuss the assassination of former Primer Minister Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan and its impacts on the upcoming election and U.S.-Pakistan relations.
 

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