- World must help President-elect Trump, writes David A. Andelman
- We have a narrow window to avoid catastrophe
David A. Andelman, editor emeritus of World Policy Journal and member of the board of contributors of USA Today, is the author of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today." Follow him on Twitter @DavidAndelman.
(CNN)The reflexive reaction in a host of Western capitals of the news that Donald Trump would be the 45th President of the United States was panic -- a disintegration of the NATO alliance, a pillar of Western security for three quarters of a century; a blanket license to Vladimir Putin to begin reassembling his beloved Soviet Union. And initial events seemed only too calculated to fuel that paranoia.