This publication – The Balkan Human Corridor – is a collection of essays from scholars and opinion makers in Southeast Europe. Contributing authors explore some of the thorniest issues concerning national capacity and security. Our publication is offered to policy-makers in concerned countries, as well as leaders in Northern and Western Europe who are grappling with the national and collective response to the crisis. The publication is part of a broader project undertaken by the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. The “Southeast Europe Dialogue Project” fosters contact, communication, and cooperation between officials, politicians, journalists, and civil society in Athens and Skopje. The Project seeks to derive practical benefits for civil society. It also tries to create an improved climate conducive to resolution of bilateral issue.