This is your last chance to get the background right... Make it count: next week's assignment is th first essay.
This week, go back and read your first three posts.
First, check for any confusion and try to fix it.
Second, make sure you have covered the following things:
A) The basic timeline of the current conflict
B) The names and motivations of the principal actors (governments, organizations or parties).
C) The general geography of the conflict zone and the countries involved.