About Tim Jones

Tim is an economic policy and political-risk analyst and former journalist based in London and Brussels.

Tim Gwynn Jones is an economic and political-risk analyst at Medley Advisors .

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NBN Episodes hosted by Tim:

Dmitry Grozoubinski, "Why Politicians Lie About Trade...How, and What You Need to Know" (Canbury Press, 2024)

May 23, 2024

Why Politicians Lie About Trade

Dmitry Grozoubinski
Hosted by Tim Jones

In November, it will be 25 years since the Battle of Seattle – the summit and street fight that marked the end of a half-century of ever-broadening gl…

Illia Ponomarenko, "I Will Show You How It Was: The Story of Wartime Kyiv" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

May 3, 2024

I Will Show You How It Was

Illia Ponomarenko
Hosted by Tim Jones

The spring 2022 battle for Kyiv was "one of the most tragic – and the most bizarre – events in modern history," writes Illia Ponomarenko. "Outnumbered…

Jen Stout, "Night Train to Odesa: Covering the Human Cost of Russia's War" (Polygon, 2024)

May 2, 2024

Night Train to Odesa

Jen Stout
Hosted by Tim Jones

As a teenager in Shetland, Jen Stout fell in love with Russia and, later, Ukraine – their languages, cultures, and histories. Although life kept gett…

"Market pressure was growing by the day" with Charles Dallara

March 19, 2024

"Market pressure was growing by the day" with Charles Dallara

Charles Dallara
Hosted by Tim Jones

Charles Dallara, managing director of the Institute of International Finance from 1993–2013, talks about his crisis memoir: Euroshock: How the Largest…

Michael Kimmage, "Collisions: The Origins of the War in Ukraine and the New Global Instability" (Oxford UP, 2024)

February 23, 2024


Michael Kimmage
Hosted by Tim Jones

One war, three collisions: Russia with Ukraine, Europe, and the US. On the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion, Michael Kimmage analyses the…

Marko Attila Hoare, "Serbia: A Modern History" (Oxford UP, 2024)

February 22, 2024


Marko Attila Hoare
Hosted by Tim Jones

“Serbia is a country that has inspired exceptional intellectual interest,” writes Marko Marko Attila Hoare in Serbia: A Modern History (Hurst/Oxford U…

Simon Shuster, "The Showman: The Inside Story of the Invasion That Shook the World and Made a Leader of Volodymyr Zelensky" (William Morrow, 2024)

January 20, 2024

The Showman

Simon Shuster
Hosted by Tim Jones

Since Simon Shuster's November 2023 Time cover story ("Nobody believes in our victory like I do - Nobody"), anyone with an interest in the war in Ukra…

Yaroslav Trofimov, "Our Enemies Will Vanish: The Russian Invasion and Ukraine's War of Independence" (Penguin, 2023)

January 9, 2024

Our Enemies Will Vanish

Yaroslav Trofimov
Hosted by Tim Jones

Since February 2022, a string of books have been published about the war in Ukraine but, for the most part, these have been histories and political st…

Gerald Epstein, “What's Wrong with Modern Money Theory? A Policy Critique” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

January 9, 2024

What's Wrong with Modern Money Theory?

Gerald Epstein
Hosted by Tim Jones

Since the last-but-one financial crisis abated and governments responded to better times by clawing back their stimulus packages, a once-obscure econo…

Christine Abely, "The Russia Sanctions: The Economic Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

December 21, 2023

The Russia Sanctions

Christine Abely
Hosted by Tim Jones

February 2024 will mark the tenth anniversary of Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian territory in Crimea and the Donbas and two years since its full-scale i…

Alice Cavalieri, "Italian Budgeting Policy: Between Punctuations and Incrementalism" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023)

December 16, 2023

Italian Budgeting Policy

Alice Cavalieri
Hosted by Tim Jones

European governments are emerging from 15 years of on-again, off-again crises that upended their budgetary positions. From close to balance in 2008, t…

Maria Popova and Oxana Shevel, "Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States" (Polity, 2023)

November 24, 2023

Russia and Ukraine

Maria Popova and Oxana Shevel
Hosted by Tim Jones

Russia and Ukraine have alternative histories and alternative destinies. After the Soviet Union collapsed - depending on who you spoke to – they were …

Jana Randow and Alessandro Speciale, "Mario Draghi, the Craftsman: The True Story of the Man Who Saved the Euro" (Rizzoli, 2019)

October 14, 2023

Mario Draghi, the Craftsman

Jana Randow and Alessandro Speciale
Hosted by Tim Jones

"Within our mandate, the [European Central Bank] is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough". With those…

Gwendolyn Sasse, "Russia's War Against Ukraine" (Polity, 2023)

September 29, 2023

Russia's War Against Ukraine

Gwendolyn Sasse
Hosted by Tim Jones

Nineteen months since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine and the books are coming thick and fast. Fortunately, each tells a different and compel…

Alex J. Bellamy, "Warmonger: Vladimir Putin's Imperial Wars" (Agenda Publishing, 2023)

September 28, 2023


Alex J. Bellamy
Hosted by Tim Jones

"War was always central to Putin's project," writes Alex J. Bellamy in Warmonger: Vladimir Putin's Imperial Wars (Agenda, 2023). Not just the second C…

Peter Foster, "What Went Wrong with Brexit? And What We Can Do about It" (Canongate, 2023)

September 7, 2023

What Went Wrong with Brexit?

Peter Foster
Hosted by Tim Jones

It’s been over three years since the UK withdrew from the EU and no one – not even the most ardent Brexiter – thinks it has gone well so far. Defendin…

Hans Kundnani, "Eurowhiteness: Culture, Empire and Race in the European Project" (Oxford UP, 2023)

August 17, 2023


Hans Kundnani
Hosted by Tim Jones

"Today’s 'pro-Europeans' would be horrified at the suggestion that their idea of Europe had anything to do with whiteness. In fact, many would find th…

Mark Edele, "Russia's War Against Ukraine: The Whole Story" (Melbourne University, 2023)

August 13, 2023

Russia's War Against Ukraine

Mark Edele
Hosted by Tim Jones

"That Russia and Ukraine have diverged politically so radically since 1991 is partially due to their position vis-à-vis the imploded empire they emerg…

Andrew Harding, "A Small, Stubborn Town: Life, Death and Defiance in Ukraine" (Ithaka, 2023)

July 7, 2023

A Small, Stubborn Town

Andrew Harding
Hosted by Tim Jones

From 2-13 March 2022 - only a week into Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine - Russian forces tried and failed to take and hold Voznesensk, a small…

Joscha Abels, "The Politics of the Eurogroup: Governing Crisis and Conflict in the European Union" (Routledge, 2023)

June 30, 2023

The Politics of the Eurogroup

Joscha Abels
Hosted by Tim Jones

Before this century's first global financial crisis struck Europe in 2007-2012, only people in the Brussels bubble had heard of the Eurogroup. By then…

"We couldn't accept that Spain could do better than Italy" with Vincenzo Visco

June 18, 2023

"We couldn't accept that Spain could do better than Italy" with Vincenzo Visco

Vincenzo Visco
Hosted by Tim Jones

Four months after taking office in May 1996, Italian prime minister Romano Prodi flew to Valencia for a bilateral summit with his Spanish counterpart …

Serhii Plokhy, "The Russo-Ukrainian War: The Return of History" (Norton, 2023)

May 12, 2023

The Russo-Ukrainian War

Serhii Plokhy
Hosted by Tim Jones

"The Ukrainian nation will emerge from this war more united and certain of its identity than at any other point in its modern history," writes Serhii …

"He was definitely not amused" with Lex Hoogduin

May 5, 2023

"He was definitely not amused" with Lex Hoogduin

Lex Hoogduin
Hosted by Tim Jones

On 1 June, the European Central Bank will celebrate its 25th birthday. After its tumultuous teenage years, it's easy to forget its first uncertain ste…

Paul Hansbury, "Belarus in Crisis: From Domestic Unrest to the Russia-Ukraine War" (Hurst, 2023)

April 21, 2023

Belarus in Crisis

Paul Hansbury
Hosted by Tim Jones

The war in Ukraine is entering what could well be its decisive phase as Kyiv prepares a counter-offensive and Russia announces plans to deploy tactica…