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:

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

Samuel Ramani, "Putin's War on Ukraine: Russia's Campaign for Global Counter-Revolution" (Hurst, 2023)

April 14, 2023

Putin's War on Ukraine

Samuel Ramani
Hosted by Tim Jones

Even as Vladimir Putin massed close to 200,000 troops on Ukraine's border in February 2022, many experts claimed it was a bluff. At worst he would tak…

Jade McGlynn, "Russia's War" (Polity, 2023)

April 7, 2023

Russia's War

Jade McGlynn
Hosted by Tim Jones

A year into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and nine years since its annexation of Crimea and occupation of Ukraine’s far east, why are so many Russians …

Catherine Ashton, "And Then What?: Stories from Twenty-First-Century Diplomacy" (Elliott & Thompson, 2023)

February 3, 2023

And Then What?

Catherine Ashton
Hosted by Tim Jones

When she was chosen as the EU's first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP) in 2009, Catherine Ashton admits she "felt n…

Robert Holzmann and Fernando Restoy, "Central Banks and Supervisory Architecture in Europe: Lessons from Crises in the 21st Century" (Edward Elgar, 2022)

January 27, 2023

Central Banks and Supervisory Architecture in Europe

Robert Holzmann and Fernando Restoy
Hosted by Tim Jones

Since 2020, Europe's financial sector has been severely stress-tested by a global pandemic and a major land war yet, compared to the period between 20…

Dalibor Roháč, "Governing the EU in an Age of Division" (Edward Elgar, 2022)

November 25, 2022

Governing the EU in an Age of Division

Dalibor Roháč
Hosted by Tim Jones

"An important distinction exists between the politics of rules at which the EU is quite adept and the politics driven by events - which requires impro…

Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas, "What is Europe?" (Routledge, 2022)

October 28, 2022

What is Europe?

Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas
Hosted by Tim Jones

As they worked on the second edition of What is Europe? (Routledge, 2022), Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas admit that they struggled to keep up. …