The Central Asian nations, the whole region, are more or less the same. The local politics and their economic interests are very different at times, there are issues that they butt heads on. But, because of being under Soviet rule for so long, their governance, and most of these countries are Islamic countries, even though they are very liberal Islam in those countries. The difference has been, not much, between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. One thing that they don't like each other, kinda historically it's… And it goes farther than, you know how we Canadians and Americans joke about each other, 'Oh, you know.' No, it's not good natured; it has a darker tone to it.
In this video, a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel discusses Uzbekistan's foreign relations.