Sweden born journalist Bertil Lintner visited Myanmar since 1977. This article is from Asia Times, September 20, 2017. Also in The Irrawaddy, December 17, 2017. And here his vision September 28, 2018.
Larry Jagan, Bangkok Post, October 26, 2017, describes how the peace plan for Rakhine state as announced by Aung San Suu Kyi October 15, 2017, is sponsored by businessmen's gifts. He also gives details about the relationship between the civil part of the goverment and the military.
March 19, 2018, Dhammatalk in Vancouver, Canada, by Alan Clements about his (love) relationship with Burma since 1972.
More specifically about his monkhood under Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Pandita, the book he wrote about Aung San Suu Kyi 'The Voice of Hope' (1997), his exile from Myanmar until 2012, and his new forthcoming book about the Voices of Freedom. As the most important Voice of Freedom Clements considers Sayadaw U Pandita's admonition for Reconciliation: right speech, with the right intention, the right tone, at the right moment, and even being able to endure not being understood.
In The Irrawaddy (Myanmar), October 19, 2018, the Japanese ambassador in Myanmar is very outspoken: economical sanctions by European Union are utter nonsense.
Thai senior-journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn in The Irrawaddy, 23 oktober 2018: 'I don't think the West understands Myanmar'. According to him relationships between Thailand and Myanmar have never been so good as they are now since 1962. He also mentions the importance of relationships with China, Japan and the ten ASEAN-countries.