Washington — Joe Biden has promised to end Donald Trump’s isolationist, disruptive approach to global relations. But a Biden administration bid to restore US leadership will require time and political capital at a time when the superpower’s global role stands in doubt at home and abroad.

While diplomats are not likely to hear the phrase “America first” for a while, Biden will face challenges including countering China, re-entering the nuclear deal with Iran, resetting relations with Europe and dealing with the fallout of Brexit on the relationship with the UK...

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