trade with China has reduced the overall security of the United States, which has made China stronger. Moreover, Given that resources are limited, the rise of these states’ economies only means that many of the resources that were previously used by the United States will now start going to India and China. If the International arena is ruled by whoever has the most capabilities
and power, then having two states with such big economies means that they are also acquiring power. When they acquire power, they are taking it away from other states, most notably, the United States. Additionally, in the case that both China and India surpass the United States’s economy, aneorealist could predict the world to become more unstable. According to Waltz, “The distribution of capabilities across units is of fundamental importance to understanding outcomes in international politics” (Baylis et al., 2017, p. 108). Right now, the distribution of capabilities around the world center around the United States. This gives power to the United States with everyone else attempting to live in international politics accepting to fall under a United States perceived leadership and security. However, if China and India overtake the United States, then the distribution of capabilities will change which will completely rearrange the balance of power.“According to structural realists, the relative distribution of power in the international system is the key independent variable in understanding war and peace, alliance politics, and the balance of power” (Baylis et al., 2017, p. 108). History has shown that having many powerful states creates instability and results in conflicts as each state races to be at the top in the international hierarchy.