Analysis: minister’s call log shows he had little interest in Afghanistan, prioritising India and south-east Asia

Dominic Raab has been reluctant to criticise Joe Biden, who has faced an the unprecedented wave of criticism over the US exit from Afghanistan, partly because he always saw the decision as inevitable, and partly because in principle he instinctively sympathises with it.

The foreign secretary is trying to position the UK as close as possible to the Biden administration, even though the criticism of the US president continues unabated from former British diplomats, politicians, security chiefs and military figures.

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