North Korea's state news media announced that in September a rare meeting will be held to determine government leadership. The transfer of power has been a source of speculation since current leader Kim Jong Il, 68, reportedly suffered a stroke two years ago. It's expected that Pyongyang will name Kim Jong Il’s third son, Kim Jong Un, as successor. Not much is known about him; even his age is uncertain, although he’s thought to be 27 years old. As North Korea struggles with a failing economy, a famine, and the international upset caused by their sinking of a South Korean warship, in addition to Jong Un’s lack of credentials, some are concerned for the region’s stability.