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Alistair Dawber

Alistair Dawber is The Independent's Spain correspondent. He has twice been the foreign editor and was also Jerusalem correspondent. Alistair initially worked on the business desk as investment editor.

Putin and Obama will meet to discuss Syria conflict

Moscow insists its latest intervention is aimed at crushing Isis, not keeping beleaguered President Assad in power. On the eve of the UN General Assembly, Alistair Dawber reports on the possibility of a game-changing deal

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