The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) joined the field of multilateral development banks in 2016 with US$100 billion for financing public and private infrastructure projects in Asia. Part of a forthcoming special section in November's issue of GP, this article explores the Bank's potential futures through a comparative analysis and its unique blend of old and new institutional arrangements.
The contributors to this volume explore the policies and priorities of GCC states, the tensions within and across the organisation, and behavioural traits of its key actors. Several also pay close attention to the GCC’s interactions with the wider region and in particular such countries as Iran and Turkey.
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