Welcome to the Modern Conflicts project!
During this school year, you will follow an ongoing conflict: anything from the war in Syria to cyber-espionage. Each week you'll post a brief update on a variety of subjects.
There will be four main themes: Background, evolution, media coverage, and foreign involvement. They'll last about six weeks each, and in each week's post, I'll give you specific things to look for.
This week's assignment is simply a description of the who, where and why of your conflict. You can find this information on the conflict homepage, which is here.
You submit your entry by commenting on each week's post. (So I know it's you, always have your name and your conflict at the top of the post.)