CIA World Leaders

An index of most national-level cabinet members in world governments that is publicly maintained by the CIA.

From the CIA web site:

The CIA publishes and updates the online directory of World Leaders and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments weekly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States. Regimes with which the United States has no diplomatic exchanges are indicated by the initials NDE. Governments are listed according to the most commonly used version of each country’s name. The spelling of the personal names in this directory follows transliteration systems generally agreed upon by US Government agencies, except in the cases in which officials have stated a preference for alternate spellings of their names.

NOTE: Although the head of the central bank is listed for each country, in most cases he or she is not a Cabinet member. Ambassadors to the United States and Permanent Representatives to the UN, New York, have also been included.

Data overview

Entity count:4,877 target entities · 4,877 searchable entities · 4,877 total
Entity types:
198 countries · Show overview...
Publisher:Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (United States)

Source data:www.cia.gov (JSON)
Collections:in Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) · Due Diligence List
Last changed:

Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities2 MB
names.txtTarget names text file91 kB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON2 MB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV839 kB

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Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service. See also: OpenAPI Specification (JSON)

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Recent additions

The following targeted entities have been added to this data source most recently:

Abd al-Rahman Muhammad al-UWAISPersonUnited Arab Emirates
James Wani IGGAPersonSouth Sudan
Kang Ji-yongPersonNorth Korea
Kim Man-suPersonNorth Korea
Anthony GARCIAPersonTrinidad & Tobago
Aristides GOMESPersonGuinea-Bissau
Kwon Song-hoPersonNorth Korea
Ange Aime BININGAPersonCongo - Brazzaville
Christopher Jorebon LOEAKPersonMarshall Islands
Fio Selafi Joseph Purcell LAUTAFIPersonSamoa
Josaia Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, RAdm. (Ret.)PersonFiji
PRAYUT Chan-ochaPersonThailand
Fayyaz ISMAILPersonMaldives
KO In HoPersonNorth Korea
Christian PORTERPersonAustralia