World Have Your Say: Should Germany take a more assertive role?
13 September 2013 Last updated at 15:10 BST
Germany has a powerful voice in the world when it comes to economic issues but it has been relatively quiet on the conflict in Syria.
When World Have Your Say gathered an audience in Berlin's German Historical Museum, some viewers around the world wanted to ask why.
Should Germany take a more assertive role in the world?
World Have Your Say is on BBC World Service radio on weekdays at 1030 and 1700GMT and BBC World News TV on Friday at 1500GMT.