1. Defines the crisis from the point of view of one of the major participants (Why was this a crisis for this player? What could be its consequences? What was at stake?)
2. Identifies some of the other participants for whom this also was a crisis (Why was this a crisis for them? What consequences might it have had for them?)
3. Explains how the interests of each of these other participants coincided or differed from that of the major player identified in (1) above. If they did differ, why was that the case?