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Europe Uzbek president's failing health raises Islamist worries

Autocratic President Islam Karimov has ruled Uzbekistan for more than two decades. But public reports he has suffered a debilitating illness raise the possibility of a succession battle, complicated by Uzbekistan's own Islamist insurgency.

Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AP/File

It's a moment many Russian security experts have nervously awaited.

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