Last week, Lawfare hosted a screening and panel discussion of the new film Icarus at the Brookings Institution. Benjamin Wittes moderated the conversation with director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan, Atlantic staff writer Julia Ioffe, and Brookings President Strobe Talbott to discuss the film and its striking similarities to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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We're excited to announce that Lawfare will be hosting a screening of the documentary Icarus on October 19 at the Brookings Institution. Director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan, Brookings President Strobe Talbott, and the Atlantic's Julia Ioffe will join Benjamin Wittes for a panel discussion following the screening. Join us for What 'Icarus' tells us about Russia's meddling in international affairs: A film screening & discussion:
The new Netflix documentary Icarus may seem at first glance off the beaten path for Lawfare. It's a film about doping in international sports, not national security law or policy. But as I explained when I reviewed it here, it's really about much more than that:
Icarus is the story of the Russian government’s corruption of the integrity of supposedly neutral international processes and its use of covert action to tamper with those processes.