Government / Diplomacy: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data prior to meetings with DPRK officials. This includes leaders’ resumes, developments in their career, and rank.

Corporate / Finance: Both in terms of identifying key economic officials and emerging economic areas of priority.

Research / Academia: Research on changing priorities and trends in leadership.

News / Media: Understand changes in leadership after a major reshuffle and cross-reference data to verify possible purges. Quickly identify information about key figures and who they meet.

  • Tracks the public appearance of senior North Korean elites alongside either Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Il or Kim Il Sung since 1994
  • Detect changes in economic priorities and policy changes
  • Access individual biographies of nearly 500 elites
  • Map out visits.

Tracking elite appearances can provide useful clues about North Korean policy and the positioning of senior figures within the regime.

How our clients use it:

Gov / Military: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data to guide internal briefings prior to meetings with DPRK officials. This includes leaders’ resumes, developments in their career and rank.

Corporate Sector: Both in terms of identifying key economic officials, emerging economic areas of priority.

Academia: Research on changing priorities and trends in leadership.

News and media: Understand changes in leadership after a major reshuffle and cross reference data to verify possible purges. Quickly identify information about key figures and who they meet.

NGOs: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data to guide internal briefings prior to meetings with DPRK officials.

Understand what's going on with North Korea's government

The NK Pro Leadership Tracker is a database which includes bios on key figures and their historical appearance / activity data.

COMPREHENSIVE BIO INFO

Access the biographies and career history of hundreds of figures working within the DPRK government and find related media coverage.

EXPLORE BIG DATA

Chart the frequency of North Korean leadership appearances over time, determine changing leadership priorities, extract data, and more.

FULL EVENT INFORMATION

Every event attended by DPRK leadership figures Kim Jong Un and Kim Jong Il from 1997 onwards is included in the database, with links to state media coverage.

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Recording every appearance by Kim Jong Un and Kim Jong Il since at least 1997, the NK Pro Leadership Tracker is a robust tool for understanding both the changing priorities and shifting responsibilities of North Korea's political elite.

Updated daily with data sourced directly from official state media reporting, this is the most comprehensive database of its type in the world.

The Aviation Tracker

The Aviation Tracker tracks commercial flights to, from, and within North Korea.

The world’s only North Korea-specific tool for observing flights going into and out of the DPRK.

Track commercial flights to, from, and within North Korea.

The Aviation Tracker is designed to help you measure the North’s economic activities--especially the transportation of sanctioned materials--as well as understand shifting trends in tourism, and visualize North Korea’s diplomatic relations.

Using radio technology, visual sightings and other open sources, the NK Pro Aviation Tracker provides comprehensive information on the movement of aircraft to, from and within North Korea. Based on historical data going back to 1970, our flight data comes from a unique combination of three sources aggregated in a way not used anywhere else.

Some examples of how you can use the tracker:

  • Kim Jong Un’s bodyguards arrive in Hanoi on Air Koryo IL-76 cargo plane
  • In unusual move, five Air Koryo planes head to Vladivostok on Monday
  • U.S.A.F. cargo plane left Pyongyang on Saturday morning, flight purpose unknown
  • Amid increased sanctions, Air Koryo flights decreased by 22% in 2017: data
  • Orascom private jet pays unreported trip to North Korea

The NK Pro Leadership Tracker

Inquire about access today

An unrivaled source of leadership appearance data and biographies

The Aviation Tracker

The Aviation Tracker tracks commercial flights to, from, and within North Korea.

The world’s only North Korea-specific tool for observing flights going into and out of the DPRK.

Track commercial flights to, from, and within North Korea.

The Aviation Tracker is designed to help you measure the North’s economic activities--especially the transportation of sanctioned materials--as well as understand shifting trends in tourism, and visualize North Korea’s diplomatic relations.

Using radio technology, visual sightings and other open sources, the NK Pro Aviation Tracker provides comprehensive information on the movement of aircraft to, from and within North Korea. Based on historical data going back to 1970, our flight data comes from a unique combination of three sources aggregated in a way not used anywhere else.

Some examples of how you can use the tracker:

  • Kim Jong Un’s bodyguards arrive in Hanoi on Air Koryo IL-76 cargo plane
  • In unusual move, five Air Koryo planes head to Vladivostok on Monday
  • U.S.A.F. cargo plane left Pyongyang on Saturday morning, flight purpose unknown
  • Amid increased sanctions, Air Koryo flights decreased by 22% in 2017: data
  • Orascom private jet pays unreported trip to North Korea

How our clients use it

The NK Pro Leadership Tracker is a database which includes bios on key figures and their historical appearance / activity data.

Identify and view changing priorities

  • Guage changing leadership goals with the Big Picture Data Explorer

  • Extract and download data in CSV format (monthly or yearly)

  • Toggle categories, define custom date ranges

View bios and observe appearance trends

  • View leadership resumes, including career timeline

  • Detect changes in individual elite priorities and contacts

  • Appearance rank data shows personnel falling in and out of favor

  • Hundreds of bios, updated on a regular basis

Read appearance reports, check rankings

  • View summaries of individual leadership appearances

  • Elites Attending section records KCNA prioritization of attendees

  • Obtain URLs for external KCNA report
Inquire about access today

Understand what's going on with North Korea's government

The NK Pro Leadership Tracker is a database which includes bios on key figures and their historical appearance / activity data.

The NK Pro Leadership Tracker

The NK Pro Leadership Tracker is a database which includes bios on key figures and their historical appearance / activity data.

An unrivaled source of leadership appearance data and biographies

Government / Diplomacy: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data prior to meetings with DPRK officials. This includes leaders’ resumes, developments in their career and rank.

Corporate / Finance: Both in terms of identifying key economic officials and emerging economic areas of priority.

Research / Academia: Research on changing priorities and trends in leadership.

News / Media: Understand changes in leadership after a major reshuffle and cross-reference data to verify possible purges. Quickly identify information about key figures and who they meet.

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