Asha Rangappa

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Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_is a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to her current position, she was an Associate Dean at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she has worked since 2005.  Asha previously served as a Special Agent in the New York office of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations.  Her work involved assessing threats to national security, conducting classified investigations on suspected foreign agents, and performing undercover work.  While in the FBI, Asha gained experience in electronic surveillance, interview and interrogation techniques, firearms and the use of deadly force, and weapons counterproliferation.  She has taught National Security Law and related courses at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs at Yale University, Wesleyan University, and The University of New Haven.  She is also a legal and national security analyst for CNN.

Articles by this author:

The Legacy of 9/11: Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Spotlights and Blind Spots


Sep 8th, 2021

Prepare for the Worst and Fight for the Best: A Citizen’s Guide to 2020 Electoral Interference

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Sep 18th, 2020

Manafort’s Reward: Sen. Ron Johnson and the Ukraine Conspiracy Investigation: Part II

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Aug 24th, 2020

How Sen. Ron Johnson’s Investigation Became an Enabler of Russian Disinformation: Part I

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Aug 11th, 2020

Specific Questions for Congress (and News Media) to Ask Attorney General Barr

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Jun 22nd, 2020

Why the 2020 Election Will Be A Mess Part II: Beyond Russian Disinformation

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Mar 9th, 2020

Why the 2020 Election Will Be A Mess: It’s Just Too Easy for Putin

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Feb 19th, 2020

Deciphering the FISC’s Order on the Carter Page FISA Application


Feb 5th, 2020

Expert Summaries of Mueller Report: A Collection

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Aug 20th, 2019

35 Questions for Congress to Ask Robert Mueller (+ Questions from Readers)

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Jul 22nd, 2019

What Congress Should Ask Bill Barr When He Testifies

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Apr 30th, 2019

Stop Using the Word “Collusion”—How to Frame the Critical Question at the Heart of Trump-Russia

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Feb 21st, 2019

Here Are the 30 People the FBI Needs to Interview in its Kavanaugh Investigation

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Oct 3rd, 2018

Putin Had a Win-Win Strategy for Life Post-2016; Trump, Not So Much

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Sep 21st, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Former FBI Agent Asha Rangappa on Inspector General’s Report on FBI Actions in 2016

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Jun 16th, 2018

Contempt of Congress, Contempt by Congress

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May 18th, 2018

Five Questions the Nunes Memo Better Answer


Jan 30th, 2018

Why it’s Far Worse for Trump to Fire Rosenstein than to Fire Mueller


Dec 18th, 2017

Collusion Doesn’t Have to be Criminal to be an Ongoing Threat

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Dec 15th, 2017

What Does Flynn Plea Deal Mean?

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Dec 1st, 2017

Don’t Fall for the Hype: How the FBI’s Use of Section 702 Surveillance Data Really Works


Nov 29th, 2017

What the FISA Warrants Against Paul Manafort Tell Us About Mueller’s Investigation


Sep 23rd, 2017