Rosenthal served as Director of the Council on Global Terrorism and is a former Director at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Brookings Research Fellow and Special Assistant to former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. Her areas of expertise include international terrorism, counter-terrorism strategies, nuclear proliferation, civil warfare and East Asian security. She recently produced several international current-affairs documentaries for National Geographic and the Emmy-nominated HBO film, entitled “Only the Dead See the End of War.”