Attempts at a new start in a democratic state's foreign policy will always stir up controversy and discussions, not only in Poland. Next to everyday criticism, usually sticly political in its appeal, fundamental questions are being asked in the context of this transition, related to the long-term horizon for Polish foreign policy, and our status in the international arena. The questions revolve around the actual conduct of foreign policy, its unilateralism, inclination to adopt Realpolitik attitudes, proper balance between continuity and change, and between awareness of the history and prospects for the future. These questions are essentially about what tools work best in the persuit of our national interests. Last year, many fundamental questions were also asked about primary objectives of Polish foreign policy.