You are going to be blown away by how much of BLACK ICE is true. In anticipation of your read, I wanted to refer you to a handful of excellent articles to help whet your appetite. Enjoy!
Russia is Winning the Arctic Long Game
A New Cold War? China Declares Itself a ‘Near-Arctic State’
New Polar Strategy Must Focus On China’s Long March To Antarctica
Read the Article (Harvath will refer to this article in the novel)