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The Tajik minority in contemporary Uzbekistani politics: Stuart Horsman
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Beyond charges of ancient and intractable ethnic enmities, Uzbek chauvinism and Tajik irredentism, discussions on Tajik-Uzbek relations in Uzbekistan have been limited. This chapter aims to examine this neglected area of post-Soviet inter-ethnic relations in its political context. The principal focus will be upon the activities of the Samarkand Movement, comprising the Social-Cultural Association (SCA) and National Cultural Centre of Tajiks and Tajik-speaking Peoples (NCC), and its relationship with the government of President Islam Karimov.