William has written four sole-authored books on Middle Eastern affairs as well as variety of book chapters and academic article, principally on the politics and history of the Levant states. In recent years his work has concentrated on Lebanon and Syria.
His latest book is Lebanon: A History, 600-2011 for Oxford University Press in New York (2012). His previous book, The Levant: A Fractured Mosaic (Markus Wiener, Princeton, 2003 and 2005) won an Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice Magazine in the United States.
Research and teaching interests include: the politics and history of the Levant states and Turkey; Middle East comparative politics; and the international affairs of the Middle East.
Harris, W. (2017). Republic of Lebanon. In M. Gasiorowski & S. L. Yom (Eds.), The government and politics of the Middle East and North Africa. (8th ed.) (pp. 79-110). Boulder, CO: Westview Pres.
Harris, W. (2015). Syria's firestorm: Where from? Where to? Ortadoğu Etütleri, 6(2), 8-26.
Harris, W. (2015). The Levant: A fractured mosaic (4th ed.). Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 244p.
Harris, W. (2014). Republic of Lebanon. In M. Gasiorowski (Ed.), The government and politics of the Middle East and North Africa. (7th ed.) (pp. 223-253). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Harris, W. (2013, June). The Syria on the horizon. E-International Relations. Retrieved from http://www.e-ir.info/2013/06/14/the-syria-on-the-horizon/. [Online Forum].