The article considers how Uzbek members of the Afghan taliban movement thought about ethnic relations and pursued a notion of social justice in their dealings with the ethnic Pashtun leadership of the movement. The political culture of the movement frustrated the Uzbeks' aspirations to control appointments of officials in areas inhabited by Afghanistan's Turkic minorities. The contradictions between Taliban political culture and the Uzbeks' idea of social justice drove strategic decisions by Uzbek and Turkmen Taliban during the post-2001 phase of the jihad, including their attempt to align with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Orient, German journal for politics, economics and culture of the Middle East|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Oct 2019|