Your readings consider a series of opinions over whether the Yalta agreements were effective in ending the wars against Germany and Japan. They also addressed provisions for postwar Europe, which arguably was the most controversial takeaway of the conference.
I don't expect you to be Yalta experts....yet. But I do want to you to comment on your understanding of Yalta based on the reading. What were some of the goals of the parties involved. Why did they receive criticism as well as praise (and why does perspective matter here)? Finally....what is your take on Yalta? Was it successful, and if not, what alternative do you suggest?