426 As India entered the second half of its first century of independence, its foreign policy imperatives changed drastically, one of them being very close cooperation with the United States. The issues were no longer anticolonialism and antiracism from the Indian side and anticommunism from the United States as they were in the middle of the last century. The new issues are centered around global trade and investment opportunities, which can help India overcome poverty and disease for millions of its people. On the U.S. side, the strategic issues of nuclear nonproliferation, war against terrorism, securing the oil supplies of the Middle East, and reining in the historical expansion-ist urges of China hold the greatest priority. (pages 446–47)