This is one of those just type the thought out kind of post. I am a huge proponent of the importance of history and there are so many events unfolding that begs the titles question.
Europe and Russia are running along lines that are replete with historical references.
Yemen is offering history lessons from multiple centuries but I personally am fixed on the 20th Century chapter.
The continent of Africa offers a basket full of events and issues.
Whether you look at the Mediterranean Sea,the Persian Gulf,the Gulf of Aden,the Indian Ocean or the Pacific with a focus on the South China Sea you just have to be having an Alfred Thayer Mahan moment.